Do you need a notary public to witness your signature on a legal document or contract, or perhaps to certify that your document is a legitimate copy of the original? You may require this service if you are bestowing power of attorney or signing a deed, conducting business agreements, or assigning an executor of your estate. A notary can even administer an oath.
These and other such matters are handled by a notary in Fort McMurray, and people here often turn to Flett Manning Moore for notary services. For a decade, we have provided notary services for the following purposes and more:
The Notaries and Commissioners Act for Alberta proclaimed in force in April 2015 stipulates that
(1) Every notary public may, subject to the Regulations,
(a) administer oaths or take affidavits, affirmations or declarations and attest the oaths, affidavits, affirmations or declarations in accordance with section 5,
(b) certify and attest in accordance with section 5 a true copy of a document, and
(c) witness or certify and attest in accordance with section 5 the execution of a document.
(2) In addition to the powers set out in subsection (1), a notary public who is a judge or a lawyer may witness or certify and attest in accordance with section 5 deeds, contracts and commercial instruments, including, subject to any other applicable law, a deed, contract or commercial instrument issued or prepared by the judge or lawyer or in respect of which the judge or lawyer has otherwise provided legal advice.
(3) A document in respect of which a notary public has exercised a power referred to in subsection (1) or (2) and that is attested in accordance with section 5 may be used and recognized in Alberta, elsewhere in Canada and internationally.
When you need a notary, Fort McMurray clients find Flett Manning Moore barristers and solicitors to be a convenient source for a quick notarization due to our weekend and evening hours (available by appointment). We’re pleased to supply Fort McMurray and surrounding areas with the notaries necessary to complete your task and get you on your way promptly. For your added convenience, we speak both English and French.
Remember, if your document requires your signature, be sure not to sign it until you are in the presence of the notary. It is also necessary to have picture identification with you when you need your signature notarized. If you wish to certify a copy of a document, you should bring not only your photocopies but also the original document.
Next time you need a notary, Flett Manning Moore will be pleased to provide the services necessary. Feel free to give us a call for an evening or weekend appointment, or to stop by our Franklin Avenue location anytime during our regular business hours from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. As always, our barristers and solicitors look forward to serving you.