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Anyone can use it, notarized doesn't make the difference. I simply saying it's not an "Order." Only a Court of Law can issue an order. Notary or not, the most important aspect is sending it certified to ensure the recipient has been provided proper notice. But still yet, that does not qualify as an order. The purpose of the letter is to put the person on notice of their activities. If the person is provided notice and continues to behave in a harrassive manner, it makes obtaining an R.O. that much easier.
Thanks for the feedback. I was respectfully commenting on the fact I do not believe you can entitle it as an Order, as an Order has to be issued by the Court. I say 'authority,' because I do not know if you are bared in a state where this is permissible or considered a legally valid order. Just my understanding. Simply meant to clarify. Thanks.
I'm not sure who wrote the article and what their authority is, but a lay person cannot slap the word "Order," on something and it be so. A person may send a C&D letter, but only a Judge in a Court of law can approve a valid order. The letter sets up the paper trail so that if/when the recipient violates what the particular behavior noted in the letter, then you can utilize the delivery confirmation accompanied with the continued contact to file a petition with the court and then receive an actual Order. The recipient upon receipt of the original letter is under zero obligation to sign and return the document. It does serve as a strong warning and should be adhered to.
*Pardon the grammar and typos, I am unable to edit the comment.