The American Association of Notaries reports that most jurisdictions do not have a specific ban on notaries notarizing family members' documents but that it is not a good practice to do so. Notaries are banned from notar... More »

No person, including a notary public, may make any changes to a notarized document after the date of notarization, according to the American Association of Notaries. If a notary makes an error on a document, she must cor... More » Government & Politics Law

A notary public is someone granted authority by a state to witness the signing of official documents and notarize them with an official seal carrying the notary's signature and the date, according to the American Society... More »

If a notary is asked to witness a signature, the notary simply observes an individual signing a specified document, according to the American Society of Notaries. Documents that can be witnessed by a notary do not requir... More » Government & Politics Law

The National Notary Association indicates that a notary should not provide services for a close family member, such as a spouse or parent, to avoid possible charges of impartiality. However, certain states allow a notary... More »

The first step to becoming an Ohio notary public is to meet the necessary requirements, according to the American Association of Notaries. The candidate must be 18 years of age or older and be a legal resident of Ohio. N... More » Business & Finance Careers Career Aspirations

While the laws regarding a notary attaching a loose notary signature line vary, some states, such as Montana, allow notaries to add the statement using a 2-inch by 4-inch shipping label with the appropriate language. The... More »