Jurisdiction

Notary in California Jurisdiction   A notary in California has state-wide jurisdiction, within the state of California. According to California statute, Government Code 8200: “The Secretary of State may appoint and commission notaries public in such number as the Secretary of State deems necessary for the public convenience. Notaries public may act as such notaries…

What does a notary do?

What is a notary public doing when you have to get a document “notarized”? What is a notary anyway? Can’t you just “have your signature notarized” and be done with it? Turns out, there are very specific laws and regulations that determine what must be, and what must not be done in the course of…

Jurat

A Notary Jurat is Common In executing a notary jurat, we will be certifying that we have: met with the document signer, in person positively ID’d the document signer verified the signer is signing of their own volition administered an oath to the signer verified the document is complete; there are no blank fields recorded…

Acknowledgment

A Notary Acknowledgment is Common In a notary acknowledgment, we will be certifying that we have: Met with the document signer, in person Positively ID’d the document signer Verified the signer is signing of their own volition Verified that the signer acknowledges signing the document in his/her authorized capacity Verified the document is complete; there…

Notary Forms

Notary Forms Are Important When you need to have a document notarized, you must be clear about which of the notary forms are required. Typically the author of the document will include the appropriate wording in the document text. If there is no notarial wording, you must choose which form to use. We cannot advise…