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Public Deed

The public deed is a document that contains the declaration of will of one or several persons, issued before a notary, to make a certain contract or a legal act individual.

The process of preparing a public deed has four stages at the notary:

  1. Reception of the declarations, that is, of what the user wants to say before the notary.
  2. Transcription of the written text of what was said or declared by the user.
  3. Reading and acceptance of the text of what the user has read or heard, for approval and signature.
  4. Signature of the notary, after the signature of the interested parties and after fulfilling all the requirements of the respective contract.

Writing Procedures

Name change

The name change can be done voluntarily by the person of legal age or by the parents on behalf of the minor, to delete, add or modify their names or surnames and, as a general rule, can only be done once a year. Public deed notary. The new changes must be aimed at guaranteeing identity between name and gender or avoiding discrimination.

Acknowledgment of paternity of a child born out of wedlock

The acknowledgment of Paternity of extramarital children is irrevocable

Legitimization of children

The children are legitimate, extramarital or adoptive and will have equal rights and obligations.

Civil registration. Correction

Registration in the civil registry is a procedure that serves to establish, prove, and publish everything related to the civil status of people, from birth to death. Marital status is a set of legal situations that relate each person to the family from which he comes, or to the family he has formed, and to certain fundamental facts of the same personality.

Liquidation of the conjugal union

The conjugal partnership is one that is constituted between the contracting parties at the time of marriage.

It is made up of the assets and liabilities that the spouses acquired during the life of the marital partnership and that at the time of its liquidation correspond to each of them in equal parts.

Divorce - cessation of civil effects of religious marriage

Divorce is the dissolution of a marriage according to law.

When the divorce is decided on a religious marriage bond that produces legal effects, it is called cessation of civil effects of religious marriage.

Patrimonial society between permanent companions.

Property partnership between permanent partners is presumed and there is room to declare it judicially in any of the following cases:

  1. When there is a de facto marital union for a period of not less than two years, between a man and a woman without legal impediment to marry.
  2. When there is a de facto marital union for a period of not less than two years and legal impediment to marriage by one or both permanent partners, as long as the previous conjugal partnership or partnerships have been dissolved at least one year before the date on which the de facto marital union began.
de facto marital union

It is called a De facto Marital Union, the one formed between a man and a woman, who without being married, form a permanent and unique community of life. Likewise, and for all civil purposes, the man and woman who are part of the de facto marital union are called permanent partners.

Marriage contract

Marriage agreements are a contract entered into by Public Deed before a notary, through which the couple who will marry or begin a de facto marital union, defines the regime that will govern the assets they contribute.

Civil marriage

Civil marriage is a solemn contract by which a man and a woman come together for the purpose of living together, procreating and helping each other. It can be celebrated by the Notary or the Judge.


The Will is the Notarial Public Instrument in which a person expresses his last will to dispose of his assets, or a part of them, so that take full effect after your death. The Testator retains the power to revoke testamentary dispositions while he is alive.


The Notarial Protocol is the methodical succession of the public deeds that the notary has authorized and has, in the books that order them, under his legal custody. 

Protocolization consists of incorporating a Public Deed into the protocol at the will of the interested party, by legal mandate, or by order of the judge.

2. Dissolution and liquidation of the conjugal partnership by mutual agreement

The dissolution and liquidation of the conjugal partnership by mutual agreement of the spouses can be done through a Public Deed before a Notary.

This procedure consists of raising to a Public Deed the manifestation of the spouses to dissolve the conjugal partnership that exists between them; the inventory of social assets and debts; and the liquidation and adjudication between them.

Inheritance (Liquidation of inheritance)

Successions by mutual agreement of the heirs can be made by means of a Public Deed before a Notary.

Except for those of a minimum amount, successions must be processed through a lawyer with a power of attorney duly granted for the purpose by the heirs.

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