Our primary business is helping you with the notarial transactions that regularly affect your life.
Bring your current state ID or driver's license, US passport or military ID so that you can prove your identity. For faster service, fill out your document before heading to our office, but wait to sign and date it in the presence of the notary.
The term "small estate" usually refers to the value of the assets a deceased person left behind. There are many documents that can be used to help a surviving spouse and heirs move forward after a person dies. The good news is that we can assist you with them.
Affidavit of Small Succession
This succession process can be used if the deceased person left property in Louisiana valued at $125,000 or less.
Surviving Spouse Affidavit
This affidavit can be used by the surviving spouse to gain access to money so that bills, medical expenses, funeral costs and other obligations can be quickly paid.
Small Deposit Affidavit
This affidavit can be used by the surviving spouse or an adult child if the deceased person left less than $20,000 in the bank.
Affidavit Requesting Payment of Last Wages and Other Benefits
This affidavit can be used to allow an employer to release a deceased employee's last wages and other benefits to the surviving spouse or adult child of the deceased employee.
We can prepare and notarize the paperwork regarding your auto title transfer. However, we are not an auto title company; so the new owner would complete the process by visiting the Office of Motor Vehicles to register the vehicle in his or her name and pay the tax, title, and license fees as applicable. Notary fees range from $40 to $90. This does not include fees for any additional affidavits that may be required. We will confirm total fees before any work is done. This service is especially helpful if the new owner is going to register the vehicle in another part of Louisiana or in another state.
If the person whose signature has to be notarized is unable to come into the office, we can travel to homes, offices, hospitals and nursing homes. Mobile service fees start at $40 (anywhere in New Orleans East) and vary depending on the distance traveled away from our office. Mobile fees are in addition to the notary fee.
Paula Vincent Johnson, Civil Law Notary
Paula Vincent Johnson is your Notary In The East. Paula has worked in the legal field for over 30 years, first as a legal secretary and litigation paralegal, and then as a notary public. Since August, 2004, Paula has provided notarial services to our communities by assisting individuals and businesses with a variety of transactions, from simply verifying signatures on various documents and forms to preparing much more complex documents such as powers of attorney, wills, affidavits of small succession and straightforward real estate transfers. Paula is an active member of the Louisiana Notary Association. She instructs courses at its annual convention, and speaks at association Shop Talk meetings.
Visit our office just off of Read Blvd.
In August, 2004, Paula began her notarial practice in The Plaza Mall on Read Boulevard in New Orleans East. In 2005, just a couple of weeks after celebrating her first year in business, disaster struck and disrupted our lives. In the summer of 2006, by the grace of God, Paula was able to re-establish her business in its current location at 9954 Lake Forest Boulevard. At first, Notary In The East was the only full-time business open in her area. Most of the time, there was no one else around. But slowly, word began to spread. And now, for more than a decade, Paula has been blessed with many opportunities to serve you – New Orleans East, Gentilly, The Ninth Ward, St. Bernard, Lakeview, Mid-City, Downtown, Uptown and beyond.
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While your Notary In The East is an expert in her field, she is not an attorney. The information presented on this website should not be taken as, nor is it intended to be a substitute for, legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should see a competent attorney licensed to practice law in Louisiana.