Notary Services FAQ’s
Providing All the Notary Services You Need
At Talty Court Reporters, we’re dedicated to being your go-to for all kinds of litigation services. Over the years, we’ve come to be well-versed in a range of specializations, including notary services. We offer help with various types of notarial acts, from oaths and affirmations to signature witnessing. Our team works with law firms and attorneys throughout San Jose, CA, providing streamlined services and convenience that trickles down to their clients. If you have a question about what our notary services entail, feel free to give us a call. Below, we’ve compiled some common questions for your convenience.
What Is a Notary?
A notary public is an individual appointed by the government to witness the signing of important documents. They serve to deter fraud in all types of notarial acts, including jurats, acknowledgments, and signatures. In effect, notaries validate these official transactions.
Why Do Documents Need to Be Notarized?
Notarization is a measure taken to deter fraud and forgery. If a document has been notarized, anyone handling it in the future can be sure that it’s official and the signer knew the provisions of the document.
What’s the Difference Between a Notary and Another Witness?
Notaries are different from other witnesses because of their standing within the government. Each notary public is appointed by the state government to give the appropriate attention to each document they sign. Unlike many other types of witnesses, notaries are responsible for ensuring that the documents they sign are authentic. If, for any reason, a document ends up being a forgery, the notary could be held liable.
What Types of Documents Require Notarization?
Some documents can be signed with any witness, but many official transactions require a notary to be present. Our notary services are used for the following types of documents:
- Power of attorney
- Mortgage notes
- Deeds of trust
- Subordination agreements
- Signature affidavits
What Are the Benefits of Online Notarization?
Online notarization has been used more and more to ensure that documents remain secure. This process means that individuals do not have to physically meet with a notary public and can instead complete the entire process via a video call and electronic seal. Benefits of online notarization include:
- Security: Opting for online notarization increases protection against identity theft. The process creates a unique tamper-evident certificate that makes for an even more secure notarization.
- Statute-Compliant: The online notarization process is 100% compliant with state statutes and rules governing notarial acts.
- Convenience: Online notarization means you don’t have to leave your home or office to get an important document signed. Plus, you can print and share digital document with ease.
Contact Us to Learn More
Do you have a question that wasn’t answered here? Perhaps you’re interested in another of our litigation services. No matter your circumstances, Talty Court Reporters is here to help. We offer outstanding notary services, as well as transcription, conference facilities, and virtual case management. The job of an attorney can seem never-ending, but our team can take much of the stress off your shoulders. Contact us today to learn more.