LEGAL MATTERS are things that are hard to avoid in life. There are always situations that arise, and we need to make sure that we have done all that we can to protect ourselves. This is really an important page.

The first thing to understand is that you have two ways to have your legals forms done. You can use an Attorney or Lawyer, or you can use a Notary. What is the difference?

Lets talk about Attorneys first. This individual has gone to considerable time and expense to learn about different situations, and the most appropriate way to mitigate those situations for a satisfactory outcome for their clients. If you describe your particular situation to an attorney, they can advise and prescribe the best course of action for you to take. They will represent you in court and handle most cases from start to finish.

On the other hand, you have Notaries Public, who likewise have extensive training, in Louisiana, in order to understand the law, and how it affects their clientele. A Notary in Louisiana has extensive training in Civil Law and the Revised Statute in Louisiana. So you may ask, what is the difference?

A Notary can NOT advise you. You MUST know what course of action you want to pursue. A Notary can NOT represent you in court. If the Notary you contact asks questions, it is because they must make sure that you should not contact a Lawyer. A good notary will always refer you to a professional Attorney if they are given a situation and asked what you should do. They CANNOT advise you in any matter. That is reserved for the professional Attorney.