A notary public and their role in wills
A will is an important and complex legal document, and it is important to ensure that all parts of your will are recognised by the jurisdiction you are in, and deemed to be legally valid. Taking steps to ensure your will is recognised if you are going abroad is important, and it can give you peace of mind to know that a notary public has helped you in this process.
Having a document notarised is a straightforward but important process and can ensure your final wishes or those of your loved once are realised after you pass away. Failure to ensure your will is recognised may cause problems for your loved ones and could even result in your estate not being administered as you would have wanted. For these reasons, it is highly recommended that you have your will notarised by a skilled and professional notary public.
How can a notary public help me with my will?
A notary public has many duties and functions, and in particular, has an important role to play when it comes to wills and probate. You may require their services where you are dealing with issues in a foreign jurisdiction. In order to give effect to a will in a foreign jurisdiction, you will need to submit the documentation to the authorities. Under these circumstances, it is essential to ensure that these documents are recognised as being official and legally binding. This is where a notary public comes in. You can have the documents notarised by a notary public to validate them – this should ensure that the documents are accepted by the foreign authorities.
Examples of the documents relating to wills that you may require notarised for recognition abroad include wills, birth certificates, marriage certificates, adoption certificates, powers of attorney and witnessing signatures of deeds and documents.
Contact South London Notaries
If you require a notary public to notarise your will for recognition abroad, our team at South London Notaries can help. We offer a professional and efficient service in relation to wills and can assist with notarising a variety of documents. Contact South London Notaries now to discuss your requirements.