A notary in Louisiana is quite different from any other notary in this country in that we are CIVIL LAW NOTARIES. We are extensively tested on our knowledge of the law as well as our procedural knowledge. We have the same privileges as that of an attorney EXCEPT we cannot practice law, nor can we give you legal advice. In other words, we cannot go before a judge on your behalf!! We can only give INFORMATION!!!
Think about it!!! You may seek out an attorney to get legal advice or to file a lawsuit. During these times, and during these times ONLY will an attorney actually "sign off" on the document AS an attorney. If you seek an attorney to draft a document for you (i.e., will, power of attorney, mortgage, etc.), the attorney is actually signing off as a NOTARY, not as an attorney.
Most people are not aware of this fact. Please don't spend extra money hiring an attorney to do exactly what a notary can do. You will still receive an excellently prepared document for HALF the cost!
Knowledge is power. Before you pay an attorney .... COME SEE A NOTARY!!!
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Shannon Barnes is a Louisiana civil law notary, having statewide jurisdiction and over 25 years of legal experience. This blog is designed to provide knowledge and information not ordinarily obtained through conventional means.