The most common paperwork you will encounter, which requires a notary, are real estate papers. If you buy a new house and sign all the papers, the real estate agency will most likely have a notary present during the signing. This notary will certify the documents with their stamp if you sign them and provide additional proof of their validity. In addition, adoption documents, wills, trusts and medical release forms require a notarized signature. In general, at the bottom of the document, you will see a field with the inscription «Signature of the Notary» if the document is to be notarized. The ultimate problem with the requirement that construction documents be notarized is time and cost. Look at the amount of documents that go back and forth in a particular project. The authentic instrument of one or more of these documents is a laborious and painful obligation. If you work in a state where the authentic instrument is not prescribed by law, it is best to leave this problem alone.
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