INFORMATION & PROCEDURES
What You Need to Know
The document that is needing to be notarized, must be done so in the presence of the notary.
A valid photo identification of all parties having their signature notarized is required.
The document must be prepared and complete. There cannot be any blank spaces. If you require electronic services, such as printing, please let us know how we can help.
The person signing the legal document must be mentally competent.
A Florida notary is able to notarize foreign or out of state documentation, as long as the notarization is taking place in the State of Florida.
Congratulations! We will happily solemnize your marriage.
You must have a valid marriage license.
Florida does have a waiting period. from the time you apply to when you can be married. There is a 3 day waiting period if you have no had a premarital counseling class. Otherwise, there is no waiting period. The application is valid for 60 days.
Witnesses are no longer required in Florida.
The marriage license is to be returned to the county in which the application was issued within 10 days.
While do we not perform or officiate at public wedding traditional ceremonies, we will perform a ceremony of vows:
“Do you, (name), take (name) to be your wife/husband/spouse, to live together in (holy) matrimony, to love, honor, and comfort her/him and to keep her/him in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, for as long as you both shall live?"
Living Will/Power of Attorney/Last Will & Testament/Healthcare Surrogate:
In Florida, these documents must have 2 witnesses. The notary is able to act as 1 witness, but it is your responsibility to have a second witness present.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT – The declaration of a person described and who has executed a written instrument that he executed same.
ADDENDUM – A separate written addition to a contract or agreement.
AFFIANT – A person who makes and subscribes his signature to an affidavit.
AFFIDAVIT – A signed statement, duly sworn to by the the affiant, attesting to the truth, to the best of his knowledge, of the facts in a document.
ATTEST – To certify as true.
ATTORNEY-IN-FACT – A person legally authorized to execute specific types of instruments for another person, corporation, etc.
DEPOSITION – The written testimony of a witness taken out of court under oath before a notary or other person authorized to take it.
EXECUTOR – A person names in a will to carry out the provisions of the will.
FELONY – A crime punishable by death or imprisonment in state prison.
FRAUD – A cheat; an act of trickery to delude a person into a false sense of well-being, enabling another person to gain dishonestly.
JURAT – “Sworn to before me this _______ day of ______, 20__.”
LIEN – A lien is placed on property to establish prior rights and indicates a debt.
MISDEMEANOR – Any crime other than a felony.
PERJURY – A false swearing under oath.