§ 55-131

Acknowledgments taken by officer who was husband or wife of grantee

Any certificate of acknowledgment to a deed or other writings taken prior to July 1, 1995, by a notary public or other officer duly authorized to take acknowledgments, who at the time of taking such acknowledgment was the husband or wife of the grantee in the deed or other instrument, shall be held, and the same is hereby declared, valid and effective in all respects, if otherwise valid according to the law then in force. All acknowledgments of conveyances to a fiduciary taken before an officer, who is the husband or wife of the same and who has no beneficial or monetary interest other than possible commissions or legal fees shall be conclusively presumed valid.

History

1926, p. 747; Michie Code 1942, § 5209g; 1952, c. 244; 1966, c. 137; 1972, c. 631; 1976, c. 685; 1984, c. 35; 1989, c. 602; 1995, c. 48.

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