Oppenheim Law Offers Remote Online Notarization and Civil Law Notary Services.
What Is Remote Online Notarization?
The Florida legislature and Governor signed into law effective January 1, 2020, a new law that allows for what is called remote online notarization (RON). This is a huge game-changer in the State of Florida, particularly in the area of real estate closings. No longer do parties all have to get together at a certain set time around the conference room and execute documents. Now, from the comfort of your own home, provided that you have your own laptop or smart phone, you can execute documents online and remotely and have those documents notarized. While the technology is new, it is not that new. It is the same technology that is used to validate your passport or driver’s license when you go through security at an airport. This validation technology is now being used for remote online notarization (RON).
If, for example, you are in another state and are closing on real estate located in Florida, or, perhaps, you are in a profession (such as being a doctor and on call) that makes it difficult to attend a closing, you can now remotely video into the closing and notarize your documents from the comfort wherever you might be. Documents are produced online for your review, and at the point that you are prepared to execute those documents, you can do so remotely. A notary is present at the time online, not physically with you, and that notary is then able to confirm and validate that you executed the documents without any duress or coercion. remote online notarization
There is a caveat, however, and that is that while remote online notarization, in theory, should work all over the world, it really is more of a domestic service for people within the United States. It is difficult for the technology, at this stage, to validate foreign credentials.
Our team at Oppenheim Law have embraced this technology and offer remote online notarization to our clients. Our partners are all approved remote online notaries, and our sister company, Weston Title & Escrow, offers remote online closings and mobile closers.
International Notary Services | Civil Law Notary
While there are over 106,000 lawyers in the State of Florida, there are only approximately 120 lawyers who are, in fact, Florida (International) Civil Law Notaries. Although International Civil Law Notaries are not prevalent in the State of Florida, they are a major asset to those involved with Florida real estate who reside overseas. Specifically, a Florida (International) Civil Law Notary in many circumstances can notarize a document outside of the United States if those documents pertain to Florida real estate.
Simply put, that means that when an individual or a corporation is unable to physically come to the United States or Florida to complete a Florida real estate related transaction, a Florida (International) Civil Law Notary can, under certain circumstances, go to the particular country where they are situated and notarized those documents there. In addition, a Florida (International) Civil Law Notary is free to notarize documents anywhere in international waters, as well as anywhere over international waters, if it pertains to Florida real estate. Thus, the need to always come to the United States to conduct a Florida-related real estate transaction is no longer necessary.
What is an International Notary?
Roy Oppenheim | Civil Law Notary
A Florida Civil-Law Notary must be an attorney who is a member of the Florida Bar in good standing, and who has been in practice for at least 5 years.To get more information and details on our special international civil law notary services, please feel free to contact us online or by phone at (954) 384-6114, and specifically speak with Roy Oppenheim.
Roy Oppenheim provides international civil law notary services worldwide, notarizing all languages and countries.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331