Hutchinson, KS asked in Contracts for Kansas

Q: Does a contract have to be notarized to be valid or can witnesses from both parties work?

I wrote out a contract to sell my Jeep and the buyer agreed on the payment. He didn’t make any payments and I went to repossess it but was told no. He refuses to give me back the Jeep but the title is still in my name.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: I do not practice in Kansas but your question remains open for four weeks. As a general matter throughout all states, contracts can be valid without notarization. In general, notarization is an added measure that more strongly confirms the identity of parties signing a contract or other document.

Tim Akpinar

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