Basic St. Louis Notary Public Services
Acknowledgments | Jurats | Certified Copies | Affidavits | Powers of Attorney | Hospital Notarizations | Wills | Divorce
Loan Modifications | Refinances | Mortgages | Home Equity Loans | Purchases | Piggy-Back Loans | Automobile Loans
Grant/Quitclaim/Warrant Deeds | Subordination Agreements | Trust Documents/Certifications of Trust
Travel Affidavits (for one parent traveling out of country with minor child)
Miscellaneous Notary Documents
Bills of Sale | Department of Motor Vehicle Ownership Transfers | Vital Records Copy Requests | Adoption packages | Statements of Financial Support | Medical Documents
Other Notary Document Types
Bank Documents | Immigration Documents | School Documents | Voting Documents | Employment Verification Documents | I9 Forms
Here is a list of common terms and types of documents requiring notarization by a Notary Public for the State of Missouri
A sworn statement in writing made especially under oath or on affirmation before an authorized by magistrate or officer (such as a mobile notary).
Certification of Trust
A condensed version of a declaration of trust, which leaves out details of what property is held in the trust and the identity of the beneficiaries. You can show a certification of trust to a financial organization or other institution to prove that you have established a valid trust, without revealing specifics that you want to keep private.
Declaration of Trust
A statement made by the title holder of a piece of property that the property is being held for the benefit of another person. The property is placed in a trust, with a trustee overseeing the asset. The declaration outlines who the trust is in benefit of, who can amend or revoke the trust (if it can be amended at all), who will serve as trustee and what powers the trustee holds
Deed of Trust
In real estate in the state of Missouri, a deed of trust or trust deed is a deed wherein legal title in real property is transferred to a trustee, which holds it as security for a loan between a borrower and lender. The equity remains with the borrower. The borrower is referred to as the trustor, while the lender is referred to as the beneficiary.
Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare
Establishing advance directives regarding future health care decisions can ensure that a person’s wishes are met and can also relieve families from having to make difficult decisions at a time of great stress. The Missouri Bar has developed and makes available as a public service a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Health Care Directive for use by the general public. The for m must be signed by a notary public for the State of Missouri.
An I-9 Form is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form.
This involves notarizing documents for patients in a healthcare facility. Typical documents notarized would be health directives and Powers of Attorney. We are happy to accommodate these types of signings and always schedule extra time to be with your loved one.
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and Decree of Dissolution of Marriage
These are the essential documents needed to start and finalize a dissolution of marriage according to Missouri law. There are anywhere from ten to twenty other documents that may be required throughout the filing process. A few other documents that are typically filed during the process are: Marital Settlement Agreement, Income and Expense Statement, Affidavit Regarding the Children, and Answer and Waiver of Service.
Power of Attorney
A power of attorney (POA) or letter of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter.
A quitclaim deed is a legal instrument which is used to transfer interest in real property. The entity transferring its interest is called the grantor, and when the quitclaim deed is properly completed and executed it transfers any interest the grantor has in the property to a recipient, called the grantee. The Grantee is very often a Trust.
In Addition to The Child’s Citizenship Documentation, A Minor Child Under The Age Of 18 Must Have A Legal Guardian, Or Parental Consent Form From Their Birth Parents To Exit The United States And Enter Most Foreign Countries. The form must be signed in front of a notary public who is ideally near you.
A warranty deed is a type of deed where the grantor (seller) guarantees that he or she holds clear title to a piece of real estate and has a right to sell it to the grantee (buyer). This is in contrast to a quitclaim deed, where the seller does not guarantee that he or she holds title to a piece of real estate.
A will is a legal declaration of a person’s wishes regarding the disposal of his or her property or estate after death; a written instrument legally executed by which a person makes disposition of his or her estate to take effect after death.
Here is a list of common terms used during St. Louis Notary Services
There are two types of notarial acts, an acknowledgement and a jurat If you should have any questions about these definitions or their differences, please ask a team member at Clayton Mobile Notary.
A Notary Acknowledgment is a formal declaration of a signature before a public official. The public official is usually a notary public for the state of Missouri.
The Acknowledgment must be a part of the original document. This can be done by placing the acknowledgment language in the document itself or by adding the language in a separate paper that is attached to the original.
In either case, the form must be completed and signed by the Missouri notary public and then sealed. The notary’s commission number or expiration must also be included for the acknowledgment to be proper.
Forms to be filed at the register of deeds office must be notarized to show the authentication of the signature(s). Un-notarized or improperly notarized documents will not be accepted. Time, money and liability of the lender, closing agent or attorney are at stake, so proper notarization is important each and every time.
The purpose of a juratalso known in some states as a verification upon oath for a signer to swear to or affirm the truthfulness of the contents of a document to a Notary or notarial officer.
A jurat requires the following steps:
- The signer must appear in person before you and sign the document in your presence.
- In the state of Missouri the notary is required to positively identify the signer
- The notary must administer a spoken oath or an affirmation and the signer must respond out loud. Silent answers such as a nod of the head are not acceptable.
A jurat cannot be executed by someone offering to take the oath in someone else’s name, the original signer must swear or affirm the oath in person before the Notary.