- January 2, 2019

Separation agreements

Yes, we notarize separation agreements. But there are a few things you should be aware of:

First, determine if your separation agreement requires witnesses. If it does, determine how many and whether the notary can act as one of the witnesses. Please note that we cannot determine or decide this for you. If you require witnesses in addition to the notary, bring them with you.

Second, if you obtained your separation agreement from an online template it’s likely that it includes an acknowledgement for the Notary and that it requires the Notary to state that the agreement was signed by the parties ”apart” from one another. If that is the case, please note that you must attend separate and apart. The parties to the agreement cannot attend at the same time. Furthermore, each party will be charged separately as part of a separate transaction. If you wish to attend together, please remove the word “apart” from the notary’s acknowledgement. If you have any questions about this please don’t hesitate to call one of our offices.

Finally, please note that we do not provide any legal advice. If you have doubts or questions about the contents of your separation agreement please contact a lawyer’s office. If you prepared the agreement yourself and want your partner to sign it, please ensure that your partner read and understood the agreement prior to attending our our office. Our role is to witness you sign the agreement, not to explain it to you or have you read it in our presence.

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