What Does the Act of Notarization Accomplish?
- The act of notarization protects against fraud.
- A notarized signature proves the signer appeared before the notary public.
The signer must be in the physical presence of the notary before the notary
may lawfully notarize.
- The notary certifies that a signature is made willingly and freely.
- A notarization does not prove a document or statement is true or accurate,
nor does a notarization validate or legalize a document.