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Woman accused of selling fake driver's licenses to illegal immigrants

Criselda Meraz (Source: Denham Springs Police Department) DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) Investigators said a traffic stop led them to a business where fake driver’s licenses were being made and resulted in one arrest. The Denham Springs Police Department reported Criselda Meraz, 59, was selling fraudulent driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Officials added it is believed to have been happening for quite some time. Police Chief J. Shannon Womack said the investigation started on December 20 after a patrol officer pulled over a car for a traffic stop and found the driver, an illegal immigrant, had a fake driver’s license. He added detectives later purchased a fake driver’s license from someon

APOSTILLE - AUTHENTICATE SIGNATURES OF LOUISIANA OFFICIALS

Apostille and Authentication Certificates Representatives from various nations met on Oct. 5, 1961 at the Hague in Holland to discuss international law. At this meeting, the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (known as the "Hague Convention") was formed. Since then, more than 60 countries have joined the Hague Convention, including the United States of America. A designated official from each country, or subdivision of that country, is responsible for authenticating notarized documents. Documents which are notarized and forwarded to another country require verification or legalization of the notary's signature and official title prior to

What is a Succession?

A “succession” is a legal process for wrapping up the financial affairs of a deceased person (decedent). Generally, the process involves identifying and gathering the assets of the decedent, paying the debts of the decedent, and then distributing the decedent’s assets to his or her beneficiaries. The succession/probate process is used to pass ownership of the decedent’s assets to his or her beneficiaries. If the decedent left a valid Last Will and Testament, it will need to be presented to a court to be probated so that the persons named as beneficiaries can legally obtain ownership of the property which was left to them. If the decedent had no will, Louisiana law provides default rules as t

DONATIONS INTER VIVOS - Part 2

CHAPTER 5 - DONATIONS INTER VIVOS SECTION 2 - OF THE FORM OF DONATIONS INTER VIVOS Art. 1541. A donation inter vivos shall be made by authentic act under the penalty of absolute nullity, unless otherwise expressly permitted by law. [Acts 2008, No. 204, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009] Art. 1542. The act of donation shall identify the donor and the donee and describe the thing donated. These requirements are satisfied if the identities and description are contained in the act of donation or are reasonably ascertainable from information contained in it, as clarified by extrinsic evidence, if necessary. [Acts 2008, No. 204, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009] Art. 1543. The donation inter vivos of a corporeal movable

Capacity

A legal qualification, including age and other factors. Parties, unless emancipated, must be 18 years of age to contract. Witnesses to most instruments must be 14. Witnesses for wills must be 16.

HOW TO BECOME A LOUISIANA NOTARY

Any resident citizen or alien of the state, 18 years of age or older, may be appointed a notary public in and for the parish in which they reside provided that they meet the requirements established by Louisiana R.S.35:191. Notary applicants must be qualified by the Secretary of State's Office and, unless licensed to practice law in Louisiana, must complete the Notary Exam Pre-Assessment as well as take and pass the state notary exam. The pre-assessment is online and must be completed before an applicant can register for the state notary exam. The pre-assessment is mandatory, but only needs to be taken once. The state notary exam is given twice a year on the first Saturday in June and Decemb

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