Appointments, for meetings and certifications, can be agreed upon, depending on the deadline, within a few days.
We conduct discussions, particularly in highly personal and challenging matters, such as family and inheritance matters, in person, and for certifications as required by law. Otherwise, our expert staff is at your disposal for meetings and information.
To ensure that the facts of the situation are correctly explained, the will of the participants is adequately researched, and in order give the parties the opportunity to think things over and to ask relevant questions, drafts of the documents, particularly for contracts, are sent out before all important notarizations. These drafts can be changed – if necessary, several times over again – without incurring additional notarial fees.
If possible, all parties involved should be personally present at the notarizations. If this is not possible in exceptional circumstances, due to matters of distance or location, the absent party can be represented in the majority of legal transactions by an oral authorized proxy or a representative without power of attorney, and then given the opportunity, to approve the certificate afterwards in the presence of a notary in their area. The issuance of a power of attorney, which is often not simple in the formulation, and which depending on the legal transaction, may be subject to notarial certification or authentication, is unnecessary in these cases.
During the notarization, all parties concerned, provided that they are not personally known by the notary, must be able to identify themselves with an identification card or a passport; the presentation of another official photo identification, in particular a driver’s license, is acceptable for transactions, with the exception of property transactions. As a precaution, in the case of a representative stand-in, the person should also carry an identification with them, even if they are known by the notary.
Signature authentication, as well as documentary authentications can be performed – with the presence of the notary – without prior consultation and processing. The notary disrupts his notarization and immediately takes the signature. Due to potential off-site meetings of the notary, an arrangement of an appointment is recommended in these cases. The employees will inquire about the exact content of the documents to be notarized, as some legal transactions envisioned may, in certain circumstances, warrant due to their notarization type, the requirement that the document must therefore be read out loud by the notary (for example: Affidavits).
For signature authentications, the parties involved must identify themselves, but not however for documentary authentications.
The execution of a notarized legal transaction is normally initiated the day after its conclusion at the notary: The notary sends transcripts of the certificates to the parties involved; he makes applications to the courts and authorities. Copies of the documents can, if desired, also be given out immediately after the notarization. Certified documents are usually handed out immediately, if the sending out to certain people or companies is not desired. The timeframe, in which a notarization procedure, for entry into the land register, the commercial register, etc. is ultimately completed, depends on the processing time of the courts and authorities, and can therefore take varied amounts of time. Here, we can advise you on individual cases using our experiences.