Why a Notary examines your documents

I am not an attorney – can’t give any legal advice. So why do you see me looking over your entire document? I need to make sure all papers are there for the document you are signing.

A notary cannot complete a notarization properly without visually scanning the entire document. Seeing only the signature page is not sufficient.

On the other hand, notaries must be careful not to invade signers’ private business matters. So…I”m just scanning for large empty spaces, page numbers to make sure we have everything in order, and signature pages to make sure it all gets filled in correctly.

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