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Notary in Puerto Rico

What is a notary?

Do you need to create a deed in Puerto Rico? If so, you must consult a notary. Unlike the notaries in most the United States, a notary in Puerto Rico is an attorney who remains impartial and serves as a grantor and observer of legal matters, as opposed to representing clients like a traditional lawyer.

As a former colony, Puerto Rico borrowed the concept of a notary from the Spanish notarial system which has an even deeper history in the Latin notarial tradition. To become a notary, an attorney who is admitted to practice law must be a member of the Puerto Rican Bar Association and authorized to practice as a notary by the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.

The Duties of a Notary

A notary's functions can include the following:

  • Drafting deeds
  • Certifying copies or literal, total or partial transcripts of documents
  • Administering binding affirmations and oaths
  • Issuing statements of authenticity and affidavits
  • Compiling and maintaining protocols
  • Protecting and storing documents, securities, and sums that individuals would like to deposit to secure their contracts

Our firm can provide you with notary services for any of the above matters, and we encourage you to call us to discuss your situation.

Experience You Can Trust

If you are in need of a notary, seek the assistance of an attorney in San Juan from the Law Office of Sylvia C. Lugo-Sotomayor. With over 20 years of experience, you can trust our guidance as we assist you with notarized documents as well as other legal matters. Clients come first at our firm and we pride ourselves on providing them with the best possible representation by listening to their individual needs. In order to efficiently assist our clients, we offer services in both English and Spanish. To learn more about how a notary can assist you with your matters in Puerto Rico, complete a free case evaluation from our firm today!

Law Office of Sylvia C. Lugo-Sotomayor - Probate Attorney in Puerto Rico
# 7 Bayamon Street,
San Juan PR 00918
Phone: (787) 390-9140
Website:
Probate.com

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