Notary Public VS Notary at Law (38 อ่าน)
22 ก.ย. 2565 17:04
It's important to make the distinction between notaries public and notaries at law. Mississauga Notary Public have powers that are limited to witnessing the signing of legal documents and administering certain oaths, while in other countries, they may require far more extensive training and have further wide-reaching legal powers. Civil notaries, also known as notaries at law, are lawyers who have been admitted to the bar and are good to give legal advice and prepare legal documents. These Mississauga notary public officials are confined from furnishing legal advice or preparing legal documents.
What types of documents are notarized?
The specific types of documents generally notarized are nearly limitless. The most common types of documents that require notarization include:
Last Will & Testament
Powers of Attorney
Foreign and International Business Documents
Escrow and Real Estate Closings
Mortgage and Lending Documents
In addition to authenticating the validity of these documents, notary publics are also generally enlisted to administer certain oaths and take affidavits.
Why do these documents require notarization?
Notaries act as a third impartial witness basically to ensure that the transaction taking place is valid, to insure the documents are properly executed and that no parties are disadvantaged. Notaries check the identification of each party by viewing their government issued photo IDs and, often, by recording individuals' fingerprints. This ensures all the parties are indeed whom they say they are, preventing any potential fraud from taking place. The notary also observes the persons involved to ensure all parties are of sound mind and judgment and are entering into agreements willingly.