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While they both provide legal services to the public, Notaries generally focus on non-contentious issues such as estate planning, real estate and other such documentation. Notaries hold professional liability insurance, just like lawyers do, but they do not go to court on behalf of their clients. Unlike lawyers, notaries also cannot provide services for disputes such as separations or divorces.
Notary Public, also known as a “Notary”, is a person that is authorized to preform certain legal formalities on behalf of the public. Some of these include, drawing up or certifying contracts, deeds, and other such documents for use in other jurisdictions. BC Notaries in particular, are governed by the Notaries Act of BC and have a reputation of being trustworthy and reliable. We have several incredible Notaries here at Smith Alliance. Contact us at Smith Alliance to learn about all your options. We are always happy to assist however we can.
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