notary section: Are you practicing law by drawing a signature line? - 08/01/18 07:39 AM
Are you practicing law by drawing a signature line?
 
As usual my opening ambiguous answer: it depends. Depends on what you are probably thinking. Well IMHO it depends on where that line is to be drawn. I view items to be notarized as consisting of two sections. The document and the notary section, the former is outside of my “sphere of influence. Conversely, the notary section is my domain exclusively.
 
I have a simple policy regarding the document area, I don’t touch it, nada; not at all. If a correction is to be made in the document, the affiant(s) make it, and they … (0 comments)

notary section: Don’t let them put words in your notary section - 12/10/17 11:31 AM
Don’t let them put words in your notary section
This time it was “way over the top.” Over the years I have had many attempts to “add words” to my notary section. Today’s was the “ultimate.”
Loosely quoting the document: “Before me the undersigned authority appeared Ms. Doe with a rightful claim to the Blah Blah trust”, and it went on and on. Under this rather lengthy “notary section” was a space for the affiant’s signature. What made this document truly unique is that, the way it was constructed, the affiant did *NOT* make any statement whatsoever!
I asked my client where her statement … (0 comments)

 
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