Estate Planning Documents
Estate planning documents may include wills, declaration of guardian, trusts, financial and medical powers of attorney, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) forms and Appointment for Disposition of remains. A last will and testament in Texas, with a Self-Proving Affidavit, will require witnesses and a notary. A Texas attorney will know the signature requirements. If you use an online or other service, the documents may have witness and notary signature lines even though they may not be required. Our notaries are not attorneys so if a document has both witnesses and notary signatures, then both witnesses and a notary will need to sign even if the document would be legal without them.
There are exceptions to the witness and notary rules if the document states witnesses OR notary. This is commonly seen on stock “Medical Power of Attorney” and “Advance Directive” forms. As mentioned previously….
Our notaries are not attorneys.
- We do not guarantee the truth or accuracy of the document.
- We have no obligation to verify the document’s content.
- We do not legalize or validate a document.
Real Estate Closing Documents
Any Texas notary public can notarize these documents. These documents may also require the notary to ensure other forms (non-notary forms) are completed. We are not certified signing agents but we do handle these transactions. Most of this business comes from out of state because they don’t have established local relationships.
I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Authorized Agent
The I-9 does not require a notary nor should it be notarized. We provide a service to verify ID and complete I-9 forms as an Authorized Agent of your employer.
Affidavits and other documents
There are a variety of legal documents which require notarization. Please reach out for additional information about your notary needs.
The 75075 zip code is in the basic travel area as well as most of 75093, 75074 and 75023. If a zip isn’t listed, or if you have additional requirements such as pickup and delivery to more than one location on the same trip, please call for an estimate. The current minimum 1 hour charge for the basic area is $50 with additional time charged in .25 per hour increments for areas outside the basic area. Travel fee does not include notary fees. Notary fees are charged as allowed by Texas. General rule is $6.00 per signature.
Rates are based on round trip travel and include mileage. Additional fees as allowed by the state for notary signatures is in addition to the stated travel fees and will be applied. Additional charges may also apply for time waiting on site or for witnessing documents.