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Spanish to English: Spanish will Detailed field: Law (general)
Source text - Spanish ACTA DE PROTOCOLIZACIÓN DE TESTAMENTO OLÓGRAFO.
NUMERO DOS MIL NOVECIENTOS DIECIOCHO.
En Madrid, a veintitrés de noviembre de dos mil
Yo, XXX, Notario del
Ilustre Colegio de Madrid con residencia en ésta
HAGO CONSTAR: Que mediante escrito presentado por el Procurador Don XXX, en nombre y representación de Don XXX y XXX, se presentó en el Juzgado de Primera Instancia competente por reparto el testamento ológrafo otorgado por DON XXX. -
Que en los citados autos aparece el original del citado testamento otorgado por DON XXX con fecha 14 de octubre de 2.001, extendido en un folio de papel normal escrito a mano por ambas caras, firmado por dicho señor y con sellos del Juez...
Translation - English OFFICIAL ENTRY OF HOLOGRAPHIC WILL INTO RECORD.
NUMBER TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN.
Madrid, November twenty-three, two thousand
I, XXX, a Notary registered with the
Madrid Notary Association residing in this
HEREBY ATTEST: That with the document filed by the Attorney, Mr. XXX, on behalf of Mr. XXX and Mrs. XXX, the holographic will granted by MR. XXX was submitted to the First Instance Court having jurisdiction. -
That the original of the aforementioned will appears in the aforementioned records granted by MR. XXX dated October 14, 2001, issued on a sheet of normal paper, handwritten on both sides, signed by said man, and with the Judge's seals...
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