A notary is a person who helps prevent document fraud. Usually appointed by the government of his or her state or locality, a notary applies a seal to documents as proof that he or she has witnessed the signature on it. He or she is also responsible for evaluating whether the identification the signer provides is legitimate, making sure the signature wasn’t coerced and sometimes even administering oaths. While you can visit a notary’s place of business for document notarization, you don’t have to. A mobile notary company will come to your location to provide the notary services you need. A Notary Signing Agent is a Professional Notary that is usually background screened and certified to handle the notarization and field closing functions for  mortgage related documents. This type of certification also make them an excellent choice when handling your more complex legal documents. Notaries are not usually attorneys, if they are not, they are not allowed to explain documents to you or give you legal advice. However, it is their job to identify the documents for you, show you where to sign, notarize and give the document back to the party who hired them.

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