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NOTARIAL SERVICES

We offer the following notarial services:

         Hague Apostille (authentication of divorce orders and other public documents)

         Antenuptial Contracts

         Notarising of parental letters of consent when travelling alone with your minor child

         Notarially certified copies of examination certificates

         Notarial authentication of deeds of trust

         Certified copies of documents, certified by an notary

         Any other documents required for foreign countries requiring a notary stamp

         Notarial cession of exclusive use areas

HAGUE APOSTILLE

The Hague Convention (officially referred to by its french title "Convention de la Haye") is an international agreement of which South Africa became a signatory in the 1995 The Hague Convention provides for the international acceptance between member countries of public documents to which an apostille is attached and which document is authenticated by a notary. The duty to sign the apostille is delegated to the Registrar of the High Court of South Africa.

We can assist you with any documents requiring an apostille and will attend to the Registrar of the High Court to obtain an apostille.

ANTENUPTIAL CONTRACTS

The Matrimonial Property Act determines that you will be married in community of property unless you enter into an antenuptial contract with your partner before you get married. Only a notary may sign an antenuptial contract. We will also advise you on the various options available in terms of the accrual system.

NOTARISING PARENTAL CONSENTS

This is the act by which a notary confirms the name and identity of the parent signing the consent for the other parent to travel without him/her with their minor child. The notary will sign the document with the appropriate inscription and seal it with his official seal.

NOTARIAL AUTHENTICATION OR CERTIFICATION

Various foreign countries will require a notary to state that copies of private and public documents are true copies of the original. The notary will compare the copy with the original and sign the copy of the document with the appropriate inscription and seal it with his official seal. This is called notarial authentication or certification.

NOTARIAL CESSION OF EXCLUSIVE USE AREAS

This is a requirement in terms of the Sectional Titles Act which will be dealt with on the conveyancer page.