"A notary interprets the will of the parties and gives it legal form, gives faith of the facts that occur in his or her presence and redacts the documents according to the applicable law."

In Puerto Rico notaries are what are known as Civil-law or Latin notaries.  The fundamental difference with notaries in other jurisdictions is in that in Puerto Rico all notaries have to be lawyers admitted into the practice of law.   For over twenty years now a separate notary exam is required for attorneys who wish to serve as notaries in Puerto Rico, thus not all lawyers in Puerto Rico are notaries.

Also unlike notaries in the United States and Canada, once a lawyer is admitted and swears in as a notary, he or she can practice the notary profession for life or until revoked by the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.  José A. Moreda del Valle Law Office can provide a wide range of Notarial law services including, but not limited to:
  • Deed of Emancipation
  • Homestead Protection
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreement
  • Mandate or Power
  • Protocolization of Power of Attorney
  • Deed of Sale
  • Mortgages
  • Mortgage Cancellation
  • Donations
  • Segregation
  • Consolidation of Plots
  • Wills
  • Sworn Statements (Affidavits)
  • Real Estate Closing
  • Judicial Sale
  • Escritura de Emancipación
  • Acta Hogar Seguro
  • Capitulaciones Matrimoniales
  • Mandato o Poder
  • Protocolización de Poder
  • Compraventa
  • Hipotecas
  • Cancelación de Hipoteca
  • Donación
  • Segregación
  • Agrupación
  • Testamento
  • Declaración Jurada (Affidavit)
  • Cierres Propiedades Inmuebles
  • Venta Judicial