There are many things that a Notary may not do. Some of the things are listed below. ■ Do not notarize a photograph ■ Do not notarize a copy of a birth certificate, or any other vital record or public record ■ Do not certify a translation of a document from one language intoRead More
For a Person with a Disability Who Directs Another to Sign On a rare occasion, we may be asked to notarize the signature of a person who cannot sign a document in the usual manner. An individual with a disability may direct the notary or a designated person to sign on his orRead More
Can you notarize my signature if the identification that I have is different from the name being signed?
This problem may occur in different situations. In some situations, individuals may have simply neglected to update their identification cards after a name change. You should go to your local Division of Motor Vehicles office to make the necessary changes. In some instances, individuals may need to sign a document with their former name afterRead More
For a person who is signing a document written in a foreign language not understood by the notary. As a notary, we are not responsible for the contents of the document, but we need to exercise caution in this situation, by following these recommendations by the State. Such as: ■ Make sure that the notaryRead More
May the notary ever refuse to provide notary services? Yes, under certain conditions. Eventually, most notaries are faced with the issue of whether they may refuse to provide notary services when requested. Florida law actually requires notaries to refuse in some situations. In other situations, notaries either should or may refuse to notarize. Most ofRead More