A Notary's duty is to record transactions properly in our journal and screen the signers of important documents for their true identity, their willingness to sign without duress or intimidation, and their awareness of the contents of the document or transaction. Some notarization's also require the Notary to put the signer under an oath which is called a Jurat, declaring under penalty of perjury that the information contained in a document is true and correct. Property deeds, Living Wills and Power of Attorney are examples of documents that commonly require a Notary.
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