Q: Is it legal to accept money from a sale of a home if a notary falsified witnessing a signature on a deed?
A: Depends on the law in each state. However, accepting cash is legal. The problem is whether the deed can be filed, which serves as notice to the world that the person who paid cash for the property is the true owner. The deed should be corrected pursuant to the terms of the written contract of sale. A lawyer will be needed for this if the seller and notary won't cooperate and re-execute the deed.
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