This is the 2nd installment of information on which Certificate a client could choose since if your document doesn’t have a Certificate, the Notary can provide one, but he/she is forbidden to choose for you. Today we’ll look at Jurats:
The purpose of this Certificate is for the signer(s) to swear or affirm that the contents of a document are true. The signer must personally appear before the Notary and sign the document in their presence. The Notary then administers the oath or affirmation (the Signer chooses which one they want – an Oath is a solemn pledge to a Supreme Being; an Affirmation is a solemn pledge on the individual’s personal honor) and the signer verbally gives his/her promise that the statements in the document are true.