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Notary Public

Are Notaries in Canada and the U.S. Different?

Notaries instill and engrain trust through a verification process to uphold the authenticity and legitimacy of documents. They help prevent illicit activity by ensuring they are not signed under...

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Statutory Declaration

Guide to Custodianship Declaration for a Minor Studying in Canada

There are several requirements for a minor child (defined as anyone who is under the age of majority, which will depend on the province or territory of residence) who is not a Canadian citizen or...

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Affidavit Drafting

OMVIC Compensation Fund Form – Sworn Statement / Affidavit of Claimant

What is a OMVIC Compensation Fund Form?  The Motor Vehicle Dealers Compensation Fund, referred to as the Compensation Fund, is a consumer protection program financed by Ontario's registered motor...

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Notary Public

Can I a Transfer Ownership of a Vehicle to a Family Member with Remote Online Notarization?

The quick answer is, Yes! This can be done either via a traditional in-person notary "wet seal" or via remote online notarization. Either option is permissible in Ontario. The Government of Ontario...

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Affidavit Drafting

Your Guide to the Affidavit in Support of Claim for Custody or Access

If you are seeking custody of or access to your children, you will need to fill out an Affidavit in Support of Claim for Custody or Access (Form 35.1). In it, you will answer some personal questions...

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Affidavit Drafting

Your Guide to an Affidavit for Divorce

An uncontested divorce is a court proceeding where the parties are mutually seeking a divorce. In Ontario, as part of the process, when filing a joint application, both you and your spouse must...

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Travel Consent Letter

Your Guide to Consent Letters for Children Travelling Abroad

It is recommended that Canadian children (defined as anyone who is under the age of majority, which will depend on the province or territory of residence) carry a consent letter if they are...

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Affidavit Drafting

Your Guide to Affidavits and Statutory Declarations

Clients often ask us, "What is the difference between an affidavit and a statutory declaration?" Below is a simple explanation of the differences. NotaryPro can draft an Affidavit or Statutory...

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Remote Online Notarization

Is Remote Online Notarization Legal in Ontario and Canada? Which Provinces Allow Remote Online Notarization?

Remote online notarization has only been made possible by changes to provincial laws which have been accelerated through in part to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. The Law Society of Ontario have...

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