CHAPTER 79

LEGAL DOCUMENTS

AN ACT TO MAKE VALID IMPROPERLY ACKNOWLEDGED LEGAL INSTRUMENTS AND DOCUMENTS AND THE RECORD AND FILING THEREOF.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. That the filing and/or record in any State, county or other public office in this State of any legal instrument or document dated prior to the first day of January, A. D. 1953, which, when duly executed and acknowledged, is by law directed, authorized or entitled to be filed and/or recorded in such office, and which has been duly executed by the proper party or parties, notwithstanding that such instrument or document has not been acknowledged before an officer authorized by the Laws of Delaware to take acknowledgments, or has not been otherwise properly acknowledged, or the acknowledgment of which, including the private examination of any married woman party thereto, has not been taken and certified in conformity with the laws of this State in force at the time such instrument or document was executed, and each such instrument or document, recorded and/or filed as aforesaid, shall be and the same are hereby severally made as valid and effective in law as if such instrument or document had been correctly acknowledged and the acknowledgment correctly certified; and the said record of each such instrument or document, or any office copy thereof as recorded and/or filed, or the original instrument or document itself, shall be admitted as evidence in all Courts of this State and shall be as valid and conclusive evidence as if such instrument or document had been in all respects acknowledged and the acknowledgment certified in accordance with the then existing law.

Approved May 20, 1953.