How to set up a company? What type best suits your needs and goals? It is advisable to contact a notary early in the piece to plan for the smooth setting up and operation of a company. Read this section to learn more.

Real Estate

Buying a home is certainly one of the most important economic operations in a person's life and the notary by law protects both buyer and seller. Visit this section to find out what steps need to be taken before signing the contract so as to purchase the property in total safety.


Family and kinship; gifts and inheritance; how to protect oneself in the event of cohabitation or change the property regime of one's marriage. Learn everything you need to know here and find how a notary can help you.

Becoming a notary

The path to becoming a notary is divided into three stages: a law degree, apprenticeship in a notary's office for 18 months (six months of which can be done in parallel with the last year of university), and the open competition run by the Ministry of Justice.

You may enter the competition up to a maximum of three times. For the successful candidates, based on the ranking achieved, the Ministry of Justice assigns a location at which the new notary is obliged to open a practice within 3 months.

Contrary to what is often claimed, the notarial function, therefore, cannot be transmitted to one's children and the proof of this is that 82.5% of notaries are not the child of a notary.