Lynn, MA asked in Divorce for Massachusetts

Q: If a form needs to be notarized and I need to have 3 copies of it, do I need to pay a notary to sign all 3 copies?

Filing jointly for a divorce in Massachusetts. Both the Separation Agreement and Financial Statement forms need to be notarized. I was told I'd need 3 copies of each form which begs the question, does each copy have to be notarized or can I just get one notarized and photocopy it twice? I'm not even sure why I need 3 copies of each. Are they for me, my spouse and the court?

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Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
  • Woburn, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: You need the three originals as the Court has one on file and each party has an original.

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