There are certain situations in which the document is handwritten. Perhaps a mother is authorizing her child to go along a friend’s family on their holiday trip and needs to get her statement notarized. She may find it easier to handwrite the statement rather than get it printed. Or there could be a situation where a building tenant has to verify the household income for which they need to submit a letter to the housing authority. The same can be said for a separated couple who have to provide a notarized statement declaring they have been living apart for some months so they can solve the income tax issue as quickly as possible. In such cases, it is fast and convenient to have handwritten documents and then get them notarized.
What Will the Notary Public OKC Ensure Before Notarizing the Document
For a document to be notarized, it needs to be attested by a Notary Public from Oklahoma City. The official will verify the identities of those who have signed the document, check the signatures, and then stamp (or “seal”) the document.
The job and duty of the notary is to ensure the signatures are legitimate. For this, the notary is required to ask for an identification document of each individual who have signed the document.
Another thing the notary must look for is signs of coercion and force. Even if the signer does not like some clauses in the document, it is important to ensure that the signer is signing from their own free will and no one is forcing them to sign.
Another important job of the notary official is to make sure the signers are capable of making sound decisions. The signers should be in a state where they able to fully comprehend the document they are signing. In the situation where the individual is medicated, intoxicated, or for some reason is not able to understand what is happening, the notary official is liable to refuse notarizing the document.
Is It Possible To Notarize Handwritten Documents
Yes, handwritten documents can be notarized by the Notary Public of Oklahoma. Notaries will be cautious about handwritten wills. However, there needs to a notarial certificate. In the case where there is not, the notary needs to add it. There are some states that don’t allow the notary public to determine the type of notarization required. Therefore, it is the client’s responsibility to ask the notary public whether an oath or acknowledgment needs to be taken.