Why Notarization is Important Signing Contracts

Why Notarization is Important Signing Contracts

Many people believe that signing a document is already binding a binding contract. While this may be true, a contract with the signatures of the agreeing parties may not be enough despite the presence of these consent elements unless it is notarized by a notary public.

Notarization is one of the many legal document services in California that gives a contract its legal impact and converts a private document into a public instrument. This means that the notarized documents are:

  • Enforceable because it has proof of authenticity
  • Considered as tangible evidence and becomes admissible in court
  • Prevention against fraudulence of many legal documents and contracts

Some examples of documents that need to be notarized include Power of Attorney, medical documents, affidavits, deeds, and wills and trusts. These documents become legal when they are acknowledged by the notary public, or an officer duly authorized by law.

Aside from notary public and authorized officers, banks are also allowed to notarize documents. They can that they have known and witnessed the parties sign the documents and that they are the person who executed and acknowledged it in his own free will. They should also issue a certificate made under their official seal.

If it is your first time to have a document notarized, it is helpful to look for paralegal services in Upland, California that can cater to your needs. Lyd The Worker Bee can help you go through the process of writing up your document and facilitate contract signing in the presence of a notary public. Call us now to know more about it.

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