The notarization of a document never expires, as long as the seal used during the notarization process is still valid, states the National Notary Association. When in doubt, it is always a good idea to seek legal counsel... More »

Whether a notarized document holds up in court often depends on what kind of document and for what purpose it is being presented in the courtroom. According to Notary Wise, having a document notarized does not necessaril... More »

A notarized document helps prevent fraud from occurring. When a letter is notarized by a notary, the notary is telling the court that the person or persons signing the document has proven their identity, as confirmed by ... More » Government & Politics Law

The act of notarization doesn't make a document legally binding, and it simply certifies that the individuals who sign a document are who they purport to be, according to the National Notary Association. Although a legal... 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

The notary statement on any notarized document must include the notary's name, seal and signature; the names and signatures of other signatories; and the place and date of notarization. Depending on the jurisdiction and ... More »

A notarized document features the content of the original document and a notarial certificate that includes a notary seal. The notarial certificate portion must be included to authenticate the document completely. The wo... More »