Yes, we provide legal advice in the following areas: real estate law, property transfers, wills and estate planning, and personal planning. Areas we do not provide legal advice (including but not limited to): family law, corporate law, criminal law, immigration law and any litigation.
It is our policy not to notarize or witness Wills and Powers of Attorney that we did not draft. However, in BC it is not required for a Will to be notarized for it to be valid. You may draft your own Will and have two people over the age of 19 witness the Will as long as they are not a party to it.
No, it does not fall within a notary's scope of practice. You will need to see a lawyer for this.
While notaries are allowed to draft and provide legal advice on Wills, we are unable to assist with the probate process. However, we can notarize any affidavits that may be required as part of the probate application.
No we do not. Our practice in this area is limited to assisting clients who are applying for visitor visas by drafting and witnessing sponsorship/invitation letters.
No, you will need to see a lawyer for this service as notaries are unable to practice or provide legal advice in the area of Family Law.
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