In the 23 January 2013 edition of newspaper “Dienas Bizness”, Nauris Grigals, Attorney at Law of TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE elaborated on the expansion of functions of notary public.
He points out that the allocation of additional features to notaries may be considered only if the efficiency and quality of those functions are ensured and/or other institutions are relieved from their workload. The attorney is convinced that such an extension cannot become an ultimate goal.
The attorney believes that notaries could be given the power to issue directly enforceable deeds in certain categories of cases, for example, the undisputed compulsory execution cases (in particular liabilities which are based on a notary deed) and family law (in matters of alimentation recovery based on the minimum amount of maintenance set by the state).
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