Have you ever found yourself wondering what does a Notary Public do? At one point or another in your life, you have probably had to sign some legal document that required a Notary Public’s stamp of approval; but what’s the point? What does this elusive Notary Public actually do? Maybe I can answer some of your questions for you…
First let’s talk about who a Notary Public actually is—A Notary Public is an official who is sworn in and bonded (usually) by the Secretary of State in the U.S. State where he or she officially resides. The position of a Notary Public is one of integrity; they are publicly commissioned as “ministerial” officials and they are expected to impartially follow the rules exactly as they are written. A Notary works independently and is expected to use their best judgment in order to follow the state law.
The main duty of a Notary Public is to witness the signing of important documents. A Notary must verify the identity of the person signing the document—they do this by checking the person’s government issued photo ID. A Notary must also confirm that the person signing the document understands everything that they are signing and that they are not doing so under duress. If a Notary Public suspects that the person signing the document is being coerced into signing, it is the Notary’s duty to refuse to notarize the document. To summarize, an overview of what a notary public does includes the following services:
- Legal document signing
- Apostille services
- Authentication and legalization document signing
- Loan and real estate document signing
There you have it, the duties of a Notary Public in a nutshell. The above description really only scratches the surface of what I do as a mobile Notary, but it’s enough to give you an idea of just how important this position is. I love what I do and on top of taking my job very seriously, I also aim to make signing those important documents as easy as possible for you. So if you’re looking for a responsible and reliable Los Angeles Mobile Notary, look no further than My Mobile Notary LA.