Blog

Can a Witness to a Notarization Have a Financial Interest in the Notarized Document?

The role of the notary public in society is of vital importance. When a notary places his or her stamp and signature on a document, the document recipient or the receiving institution automatically assumes that the notary has executed his or her responsibility correctly. This means that the notary has maintained impartiality, has performed notarial…

Can a Notary Offer Non-Notarial Services to their Notary Clients?

Most notaries acquire a notary commission as an additional credential. Very often, offering notarial services is not the notary’s only, or primary, occupation. Many individuals become notaries at the request of their employers, while others wish to offer services to their local communities and neighborhoods. In many cases, a notary may be an expert in…

Notarizing for Family Members and the Family Businesses

Our readers have undoubtedly heard the legendary story about President Calvin Coolidge being sworn into the office of President of the United States of America by his father in 1923. Afterwards, it became apparent that President Calvin Coolidge’s father’s act of administering the oath of office to his son implied a conflict of interest. It…