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Notary publics provide notary services as official representatives of the state they reside in. They may certify the proper execution of various important documents for private citizens, including powers of attorney, real estate deeds, prenuptial agreements and wills.
If you require the services of a notary public, contact Eagle Insurance Services in McAllen, Texas, serving the Alamo, Alton, Brownsville, Edcouch, Edinburg, Harlingen, Mission, Palmview, Pharr and Weslaco areas.
What Does a Notary Public Do?
A notary’s role is to verify the identity of people signing important documents by viewing photo identification that includes the person’s signature. They must verify that the signer is aware of the contents of the transaction or document and is signing voluntarily, and is not under duress or being intimidated. With certain notarizations, the notary must also verify that the information contained in the document is correct.
Notarized documents have been certified by a notary public who witnessed the signing of the documents to ensure that the process was not fraudulent and the authorities can trust that the documents were signed under the right conditions by the appropriate parties.
A notary must not provide notary services if they have a personal interest in the situation. They must also maintain impartiality and not refuse to serve anyone due to status as a non-customer, nationality, race, politics, religion or sexual orientation.
Who Needs Notary Services?
Certain official documents require a notarized signature before they can be filed or take effect. You may need the services of a notary when closing a sale of a home or piece of land. Notarized signatures may be necessary if you are in the process of transferring property or creating documents that dictate how your affairs should be handled if you are absent or unable to communicate your wishes. Documents with the potential for fraud often require notarized signatures.
It’s common for healthcare-related forms to require a notarized signature. You may also need a notary’s services if you are signing over a large amount of money, transferring ownership in real estate or creating a will and trust.
How To Get Help When You Need a Notary
When you need a notary, or if you have questions about whether a notarized signature is required, contact Eagle Insurance Services for assistance.