What is a Notary Public?
A Notary Public is an official of integrity appointed by state government —typically by the secretary of state — to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents. These official acts are called notarizations, or notarial acts. Notaries are publicly commissioned as “ministerial” officials, meaning that they are expected to follow written rules without the exercise of significant personal discretion, as would otherwise be the case with a “judicial” official.
What do I need to bring with me?
Is there anything else I need to Know?
A notary public is not duly trained or certified to practice law. Therefore, notaries are unable to provide assistance in prescribing or determining the particular document a customer may need; selecting the type of notarization or certificate for a given document; preparing a document or giving advice on how to fill out, draft, or complete a document; providing legal counseling or advice in a legal matter that may or may not involve a notarial act.
In addition, birth certificates and marriage licenses are publicly recorded documents and certified copies cannot be made by a notary. Certified copies are only available by contacting the specific government entity issuing the document (secretary of state’ s office, court of law, county clerk, or Bureau of Vital Statistics).
Approved Utah Translator
It is the policy of the Utah Driver License Division to accept translations of documents which are printed in foreign languages under the following conditions:
- The translator is certified by a company, school, religious organization, or government agency, as having successfully completed a translator program; and
- The translator has filed with the division, a copy of a certificate, which verifies the successful completion of a translator course, test, or program.
We are an approved translator to translate your foreign document,visit our approved Utah translator list for a translator in your area and who translates your language.
At Casa Castillo, we are able to offer our customers high quality, accurate and affordable document services. When you choose our document solutions, you can save 50 to 70 percent compared with the typical fees and costs associated with hiring a lawyer. Casa Castillo is also extremely efficient, with most documents completed within 24 hours with no additional fees! When you are looking for the best in document preparation services, look no further than Casa Castillo. Our wide range of services include:
- Name change
- Incorporation (C or S Corp)
- Incorporation nonprofit 501(C)(3) & 501(C)(4)
- Limited Liability Company (LLC)
- Last will and testaments
- Living will
- Promissory note
- General Contracts
- And many more...
Please keep in mind that the team members at Casa Castillo are NOT attorneys. We can only provide self-help services at your direction. These services are provided at the customer’s request and are not a substitute for the advice of a lawyer.
An apostille is a certificate issued by a designated authority such as the US Department of State or the Secretary of a State certifying your personal and commercial documents. Official papers or certificates that may require an apostille certificate to be attached are:
- Marriage certificates
- Birth Certificate
- Criminal background checks
- Business agreements
- And many more...
If you don't want to deal with the trouble of learning a particular government office's requirements or worry about missing something and potentially delaying your certifications, we're here to make the process as easy as sending us your documents and simply waiting to receive the completed Apostille or Authentication. Our process is as efficient as it gets. Let us take care of the hassle while you continue to manage your other personal or business matters.
Power Of Attorney
A Power of Attorney document allows one person to designate another to handle the business, financial and legal affairs of the person signing the form. A Power of Attorney document can be created for a specific function with a limited time period, or for more general authority to handle a number of day-to-day needs.
- Durable Power of Attorney
- A Durable Power of Attorney is a powerful document. While there are many uses for this document, it is most often utilized by individuals who cannot or no longer wish to engage in certain transactions. Casa Castillo will customize the Durable Power of Attorney document to allow the person that is appointed as "attorney-in-fact" to conduct or engage in most ANY FORM OR TYPE of business on the part of the person that signs the Power of Attorney form - such as buying, selling or transferring property, signing documents, purchasing assets, opening bank accounts, buying stocks, etc., all in the name of the person signing the document (and with money owned by the person signing the Power of Attorney document).
- Limited Power of Attorney
A Limited Power of Attorney is used to permit the appointed "attorney-in-fact" to conduct or engage in specific business or transaction that are listed right on the Power of Attorney document. Casa Castillo will customize this Limited Power of Attorney to meet your specific requirements. This document differs from the Durable Power of Attorney in two ways: 1) The authority granted under this document is limited to the tasks, business or transactions specifically stated in the document; 2) The authority granted under this document is limited in time, i.e. if the action or business is not taken or engaged in by the date set forth on the document, the authority to do the same lapses. This customized document is appropriate for those individuals who cannot take certain actions on their own and want to appoint another to take these limited actions for them. Using information that you provide, Casa Castillo Network can tailor this Power of Attorney to the limited circumstances that you need.
- Revocation of Power of Attorney
A Revocation of Power of Attorney is used to end a Power of Attorney and restore only you as legally designated to handle your business and financial matters.Casa Castillo document preparation professionals will provide you with a form that you can use to terminate the relationship with your appointed "attorney in fact."
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