An Affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law, such as a Notary Public; it is made under oath or penalty of perjury.
An Acknowledgment is a declaration of one's own act, thereby authenticating the instrument and giving it legal validity. Acknowledgment involves a public official, usually a Notary Public, thereby preventing the recording of false documents or false executions.
A Contract is a voluntary arrangement between two or more parties in which the instrument is a binding legal agreement. There are hundreds of contracts for various reasons and situations.
A Lease is a specialty contract in which the leasee, or the person that will be using that which is leased, pays the lessor, or the owner, for usage of the thing. Property, buildings, land, equipment, vehicles, and space are examples of things leased.
A Living Will or "Will" for short, is a declaration in which any adult person may make. It is written and declares or directs the withholding or withdrawal of life sustaining procedures in the event such person should have a terminal and/or irreversible condition. It is best practice that this document be extremely specific in nature. It is not wise to use generic or fill-in-the-blank forms, as they could have unintended consequences.
Of course, this is not an exhaustive list. Do you think you will need a specialty instrument? Call Lighthouse at 504.298.DOCS.
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