§ 140.01 Definitions
§ 140.02 Notaries
§ 140.04 Authority to perform notarial act
§ 140.05 Requirements for certain notarial acts
§ 140.06 Personal appearance required
§ 140.07 Identification of individual
§ 140.08 Authority to refuse to perform notarial act
§ 140.09 Signature if individual unable to sign
§ 140.10 Notarial act in this state
§ 140.11 Notarial act in another state
§ 140.12 Notarial act under authority of federally recognized Indian tribe
§ 140.13 Notarial act under federal authority
§ 140.14 Foreign notarial act
§ 140.145 Notarial act performed for remotely located individual
§ 140.15 Certificate of notarial act
§ 140.16 Short form certificates
§ 140.17 Official stamp
§ 140.18 Stamping device
§ 140.20 Notification regarding performance of notarial act for remotely located individuals; selection of technology; acceptance of tangible copy of electronic record
§ 140.24 Database of notaries public
§ 140.26 Validity of notarial acts
§ 140.27 Rules; powers of the department
§ 140.30 Uniformity of application and construction
§ 140.31 Relation to electronic signatures in global and national commerce act
§ 140.34 Short title

Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes > Chapter 140 - Notaries public; notarial acts

  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Folio: means 100 words or figures. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Grantor: includes every person from or by whom any freehold estate or interest passes in or by any deed; and "grantee" includes every person to whom any such estate or interest passes in like manner. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • homestead: means the dwelling and so much of the land surrounding it as is reasonably necessary for use of the dwelling as a home, but not less than one-fourth acre, if available, and not exceeding 40 acres. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Personal representative: means a person, however denominated, who is authorized to administer a decedent's estate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Sworn: includes "affirmed" in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.