Louisiana Notary Blog

March 2024Salvage titles and the lawinformation for buyers and sellers
Louisiana Revised Statutes Title 32:706.1 requires that a seller disclose the existence of a salvage title, certificate of destruction, assembled title, or reconstructed title in writing. That disclosure must occur before the bill of sale or other act of transfer occurs. Failure to do so is a crime (section C).
If you are the victim of such a crime, your remedy under section b is rescission of the sale and compensation for any fees and taxes incurred because of the transaction.
February 2024the civil law notary’s scope of power
This list is STILL not exhaustive.

Acknowledgments: Verifying the identity of the signer(s) and confirming that the signature(s) on the document were made willingly and without duress.
Jurats: Administering an oath or affirmation to the signer(s) of a document to affirm the truthfulness of the statements within the document.
Oaths and Affirmations: Administering oaths and affirmations for affidavits and other documents requiring sworn statements.

Power of Attorney: Notarizing Power of Attorney documents, which grant one person the authority to act on behalf of another in legal or financial matters.

Real Estate Transactions: Notarizing documents related to the sale, purchase, and transfer of real estate, including mortgage documents, property deeds, and refinancing documents.

Wills and Trusts: Notarizing wills, trusts, and related legal documents to ensure they are legally binding.

Bill of Sale and Personal Property Transactions: Notarizing bills of sale for personal property, such as vehicles and boats, and other personal property transactions.
Contracts and Agreements: Notarizing signatures on contracts and agreements to verify the identity of the signers and ensure that the signatures are genuine.
Medical and Health Documents: Notarizing medical and health documents, including medical directives and living wills.
Business Formation: LLCs S-Corps Corporations and their requisite documents.