Tagged with presence requirement

Proof of Execution by Subscribing Witness

Can notaries in FL notarize a signature on a document if the signer is NOT present but the person who brought the document swears the person signed it? NO! Notaries in FL may NOT notarize the signature of a person on a document by subscribing witness. Here is what the FL Governor’s Reference Manual for Notaries states: “Some states, … Continue reading

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Notarizing “Ghosts'” Signatures?

You would think that’s common sense that if someone wants his or her signature on a  document to be notarized, that he or she would be in the presence of a notary, right? Moreover, you’d think that notaries, who run the risk of being found guilty of a civil infraction if there was no intention … Continue reading

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