I prepared a Power of Attorney for the sale of a condo in Florida. At the end of the document 2 witnesses will sign. I also want to have the document signed in front of a notary. Can I simply add a blurb such as "Sworn to before me at.... on this.... " followed by the name of the notary? Or do we need a separate document such as an affidavit signed by the notary?
State/Country relating to Question: Florida
I spoke with my notary.
I usually use the following:
State of Florida
County of ______
The foregoing instrument was acknowleged before me this ___ day of October 2009 by _______________________________ (Name of Principal) who is personally known to me or who has produced _____________________ as identification.
You don't need a separate affidavit, but you should have a bit stronger attestation clause than just sworn to before me.
Please let me know if you need additional clarification.
Can you provide me with a stronger attestation since the notary preparing this Power of Attorney is francophone?
The suggested attestation is what I was referring to as "stronger." Some people simply put "sworn to before me this day." Including the language that I set forth in my prior response should be sufficient.
Attorney with eight years of experience in business law and landlord-tenant law.
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