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  • 04/09/2020 0 Comments
    The Difference between a General & Enduring Power of Attorney

    You have probably heard of the term Power of Attorney before, and you may even have a small understanding of what they do. You may know that your Attorney can make decisions for you and to act on your behalf. But did you know that there are two types of Attorney, and there are some major differences between their roles and abilities.

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  • 03/07/2020 0 Comments
    Commissioner for Oaths Explained

    A Commissioner for Oaths is an authorised individual who can verify affidavits and statutory declarations for court proceedings and other legal documents. While not all are solicitors, every solicitor holding a current practising certificate is entitled to administer oaths under the title of a Commissioner for Oaths. 

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  • 10/01/2020 0 Comments
    What is an Apostille used for?

    One of the main duties of a Notary Public is to authenticate documents. However, if you wish to have Irish company documents used oversees additional measure may need to be taken to ensure authenticity. In certain cases you will need to apply for an Apostille.

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  • 15/11/2019 0 Comments
    When You’ll Need to Use a Notary

    A notary public is a public officer who serves the public in non-contentious matters and authenticates legal documents. The main purpose of a notary public is to prevent fraud by witnessing the signing of documents and verifying their authority. There are many situations when a notary's services will be required.

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  • 18/10/2019 0 Comments
    3 Common Misconceptions about a Power of Attorney

    A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that gives another person or persons, the authority to make decisions for you if you are unable to do so through illness or absenteeism. The person you select to make these decisions on your behalf is called the "attorney" and you are referred to as the "donor". 

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  • 11/10/2019 0 Comments
    A Very Brief Summary of Affidavits

    An affidavit is a sworn, written statement from a witness in a case. The legal document sets out the facts of the case and tells the court that the information contained in the affidavit is 100% true and factual. In other words, an affidavit is the written version of a sworn testimonial. An affidavit may be given on any court petition, motion or evidence. 

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  • 20/09/2019 0 Comments
    What Exactly is a Commissioner for Oaths?

    Most people are unaware of the functions and duties of a Commissioner for Oaths, but there may come a time in your life when you will need to use their services so it is important to know what it is they do. A Commissioner for Oaths is a person who is authorised to verify affidavits, which are statements in writing and on oath, and other legal documents. In Ireland, a Commissioner for Oaths is appointed by the Chief Justice and usually, but does not always, a solicitor.

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  • 13/09/2019 0 Comments
    Power of Attorney - What Do You Need to Know?

    Have you ever considered what might happen to your cash, home or financial affairs when you're older or if you become ill? Many people worry about what might occur if they end up being unable to handle their own financial resources. A Power of Attorney will allow you to prepare well in advance and have an effective plan in place should it be required.

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  • 02/08/2019 0 Comments
    So, What is a Notary Public?

    If you’ve never used a Notary Public service before, or even if you have, it can be difficult to understand what exactly a notary is and why they are necessary. When creating a legal document you will need to get it notarised or signed by a notary public, and until you know exactly what that means, this step can seem confusing and unnecessary.

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