Though laws tend to evolve slowly, they do change abruptly from time to time. That’s exactly what happened in June 2002, when a major modification to the Civil Code’s family law section was passed. Quebec made a significant stride forward at the time by creating the notion of civil union: since then, all couples, heterosexual or homosexual, have had the option of making their commitment official through a civil union. Mariage civil montreal is celebrated by a notary. Mona Salehi, notary and civil marriage officiant in Montreal. Since 2011, Mona Salehi has specialized in the celebration of civil unions.
Equal to marriage, civil union
Civil unions operate within the same legal framework as marriages. Civil union partners have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples. A civil union is subject to the same regulations that apply to marriage, such as payment to household expenses, protection of the family residence, family patrimony, and compensating allowance. Individuals in a civil union owe each other reciprocal respect, fidelity, support, and aid, just as married spouses do. They also qualify as legal heirs if a person dies without leaving a will. Mona SalehiNotaire is a Montreal civil marriage officiant. Mona Salehi brings together hundreds of couples each year.
All Notaries Public should follow these legal procedures to safeguard themselves as well as the clients they represent.
Personal appearance is required.
Maine law mandates that you appear in person. The signer must be directly and physically present before the Notary Public to have the document notarized. The Notary Public is not required to witness the actual signing of the document in an acknowledgment, but when the words “subscribed before me” or other similar language appear on a jurat or affidavit, the signer must sign in the presence of the Notary Public.
Check to see if the signer has the correct identity.
To accurately identify the signer, identification credentials must include a photograph. The Secretary of State strongly advises Notaries Public to accept only credentials issued by the government. All identifying credentials approved by Notaries Public should still be valid.
Make sure that the document’s signers are aware of what they are signing.
While competency is a complicated medical and legal problem, a Notary Public must have a strong opinion that the individual signing the document understands the ramifications of signing it. Before signing the document, the Notary Public should take the time to ensure that the individual signing it understands what they are signing.
The signature of the person who is standing in front of you.
The Notary Public must actually see the signature attached to the paper on a notarial certificate that requires the person to appear before you sign the document. If the person has already signed and dated the document, the Notary Public must have them sign and date it again in the presence of the Notary. Allowing someone to retrace their steps is never a good idea.
In addition to seeking legal guidance on family patrimony, matrimonial regimes, and marriage contracts, choosing a notary to solemnize the act can be beneficial. On the other hand, a marriage contract must be made by the notarial act, or it will be null. Marriage some legal ramifications, so seeking professional assistance may be prudent.