When you get something notarized

@sedel1027 (17873)
United States
April 4, 2008 12:54pm CST
does everyone have to sign in front of the notary? I know I should have the answer for this, but I am having a brain fart! Thanks
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• United States
4 Apr 08
i get mine done at city hall I have signed mine before getting there. I was never told to sign it again to be sure it was me. I had a letter notarized by a friend where the person signing was not there. It depends on where you go. You should have to sign it right in front of the notary.
@sedel1027 (17873)
• United States
4 Apr 08
My MOm told me of a place that will notarize and they have 1 witness, so I just have to find some fill in. I hope to get this done ASAP b/c it is to get back owed child support. Takes them 3-4 weeks to say if they are going to do it, 3-4 for a possible court date...another month to collect....yeah I have jump through about 20 hoops just to fill out the paper work. Even worse I have to pay for this because I am not poor. What the heck.
• United States
4 Apr 08
Wow they are finding more reason to get the cash.
@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I'm pretty sure you have to sign the document in front of the notary.
@sedel1027 (17873)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Hmm. I already signed the paper....I really didn't even realize that it has to be notarized until after the fact.
@snowy22315 (13096)
• United States
4 May 08
yes you must be in front of a notary to be notarized!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! see my blog: http://mobilevanotary.blogspot.com
@stephcjh (32388)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Everyone who is involved with the document you are having notarized, must be present and sign the document. I have had to do that before also. I had to go back one time because the other person needed to be presnet when being signed also.
@34momma (13920)
• United States
4 Apr 08
they sure do. all parties who have to sign that document has to be present in front of the notary. unless you know someone who knows someone then you don't have ta. LOL
@foxyfire33 (10021)
• United States
4 Apr 08
My former MIL is a notary. Everyone is supposed to sign in front of her but they don't all have to be there at the same time depending on what it is...like when we bought my car, the kid we bought it from signed it for her and left it there then we came down and signed it because our schedule didn't match up with his and we weren't going to wait weeks for a common day off. We've also dealt with things already being signed for whatever reason...it wasn't a big deal as long as that person could prove it was their signature...by going there and verifying it with a driver's license or whatever.
@howard96h (11729)
• New York, New York
4 Apr 08
Yes, the notary is a witness to you signing the document in front of them.