Q: Can an attorney request that I sign a divorce settlement without a notary?
The attorney of my ex is asking me to sign the divorce settlement that is to be sent to a judge - without the presence of a notary. She says I can do that because she is also the notary that will be stamping our agreement. I have a major issue with this. ONE - how can she prove I even signed the agreement if she's not in front of me to prove it? I can literally have a cat sign it and email it to her and she'd just accept it? TWO - any other notary can sign it and it not be her as she claims.
A: The point of a notary is to verify that the person purportedly signing actually did sign. Therefore, a proper notary signature includes in person signing and verifying the drivers licence. You should never sign a document and send it for notarization later. That is highly improper.
Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer
A: I agree with my colleague, you should sign with a notary, who will be verifying your license and vouching for the fact that you did indeed sign. It's not acceptable for her to advise you to sign without a notary. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
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