Who can notarize a document in CT?
Can a Virginia Notary notarize a document that is to be recorded in another state if the document is signed and notarized in Virginia?
Can a Pennsylvania notary Notarize an article of agreement in West Virginia for a West Virginia property?
Notaries do not notarize documents. They notarize signatures, and they are only permitted in the state by which they are licensed. It does not matter what the document is. If the document is signed in Pennsylvania in the presence of a Pennsylvania notary, that notary can notarize the signature. If the document is signed in any other state, or outside of the presence of the notary, the notary cannot notarize the signature.
To notarize a document you must be a notary public. This requires an application and getting bonded from an insurance company. An attorney can be a notary public and can notarize documents. If, however, the document was prepared by the attorney or is for clients of an attorney it is probably best to get a different notary so there is no appearance of impropriety.
A New York State notary can refuse to notarize a document if he or she believes the document is fraudulent or that the signatory has not established his or her identity to the satisfaction of the notary, or if the signatory has not paid the $2 fee. A notary cannot refuse to notarize a document for discriminatory reasons.
Yes. Notarization is regulated by state law, which in Florida does not recognize domestic partnerships. The only way this could lead to trouble is if you notarize a document that you have financial (or other) interest in. For example, do not notarize a document that will result in financial gain to you or to your family.
Yes, my brother is a notary and he's notarized for me before. You can notarize for a family member, but it is not a good practice to do so. If the notarized document goes to court, the opposing lawyer will use the notarization to call the document into question and possibly invalidate the document. I believe that the rule of thumb is that you should not notarize for a family member in a situation where…