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Hello. The CA Secretary of State's Office provides the following guidelines for notarizing for relatives in its 2018 Notary Public Handbook: "A notary public may notarize documents for relatives or others, unless doing so would provide a direct financial or beneficial interest to the notary public.


Just as an employer feels it is convenient to have an employee who is a commissioned notary, your family members may be delighted to learn that you have become a notary public because they may feel it will be a convenience for them. You may find that family members will call upon you to notarize documents.


Find a notary public that is a completely disinterested third party to notarize the documents for the family business. The rule of thumb is that a notary public who is a party to a document or who might receive a direct or indirect benefit from the transaction cannot perform the notarial act.


Florida, on the other hand, prohibits public notaries from performing notarial services to immediate family members (sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, etc.). “A notary public may not notarize a signature on a document if the person whose signature is to be notarized is the spouse, son, daughter, mother, or father of the notary public.”


This probability increases the more closely a family member is related to notary. Even in cases where there appears to be no possible way to gain financially, it is recommended that notaries do not notarize documents for family members, reports the American Association of Notaries.


Can I notarize documents for family members? However, Notaries who do so in many instances will violate statutes prohibiting a direct beneficial interest. For example, if a Notary is asked to witness his wife's signature on a loan document for the purchase of a home they will share, he will directly benefit from the transaction and should ...


Can a Notary in Alabama notarize a document for relatives? — J.M., Alabama Yes, you may notarize for relatives. There is no law that prohibits you from doing so, but the Alabama Attorney General has stated that the better practice would be for a Notary to refrain from notarizing the signature of his or her spouse or immediate family member (Ala. Atty. Gen. Opinion 95-00289; see page 6).


Yes, my brother is a notary and he's notarized for me before. You can notarize for a family member, but it is not a good practice to do so. If the notarized document goes to court, the opposing ...


Yes, my brother is a notary and he's notarized for me before. You can notarize for a family member, but it is not a good practice to do so. If the notarized document goes to court, the opposing ...


The Minnesota notary public, ... Can I notarize for a family member? Minnesota Statutes 358.54, Subd. 2 states a notarial officer may not perform a notarial act with respect to a record to which the officer's spouse is a party, in which either of them has a direct interest. A notarial act performed in violation of this sub division is voidable.