last will and testament:

Wills for the State of Texas, as provided at no charge by the Austin Police Retired Officers Association. You can simply fill in the blank, as stated in the association's website.


A notary public (or simply "notary") provides an acknowledgment that the signature appearing on the document is that of the person whose signature it purports to be.

Power of Attorney:

A power of attorney, or any instrument to manage the principal's financial affairs, can be acknowledged by a notary. The following is drated and provided by Texas Title for real estate transactions:

Quit Claim Deed:

A quitclaim deed is used to transfer interest in real property. By law, Texas Public Notaries may not give legal advice. Accordingly, I may not interpret legal materials for patrons, or advise them as to how the law might apply to their particular situation, or assist them in preparing and filling out legal forms of any kind.

Release of Lien:

Homeowners reduce the risk of having a lien by asking their contractor to furnish you with an affidavit stating that all bills have been paid.


A voluntary declaration of facts, written down and sworn to or affirmed by the declarant (“affiant”) before a Notary Public.

Certified Copies:

A certify copy proves the copy is a true copy of the original document. It is usually used in business transactions, or when someone has to submit certain information and does not want to part with their sole copy.

Real Estate Advice:

When a real estate agent lists a home for sale (or lease), they become the agent of the owner through an agreement (typically and preferably through a written listing agreement) with that owner.