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frequently asked questions
No, notaries cannot notarize recordable documents. This means anything that is recorded in a governmental database is prohibited from notarization i.e. death certificates, birth certificates, mugshots, divorce certificates social security cards.
The State of Missouri allows for notaries to gather substantial evidence for proof of true identity. This means a number of different forms of documentation may be shown to the notary as evidence.
You may also elect a credible witness.
A credible witness is a known individual to the signer, who swears on oath that their identity is true and correct as claimed.
Be advised, it is at the notaries discretion on what he/she feels is sufficient as to the proof of identity.
*Note: To prevent delay of services, The Butler Notary recommends a valid form of identification, if available.
All notarial acts require a face-to-face transaction. We are NOT authorized to verify identity or perform an actual notarization over the phone. Please inquire about our remote online notary services!
Yes! Absolutely, we do require that any notarial certificate provided with the documents must be in English. You may opt to have your entire document translated by a certified translator in the English language. The Butler Notary can refer you to a translation service, if desired.
Depending on which type of notarial certificate your document contains, this may be okay. However, we encourage our clients not to sign or date any signature portions of the document until a notary professional is able to assist you.
This way, we can be sure of the accuracy in procedural process.
Anybody potentially receiving a financial gain from any transaction is prohibited to be a witness for any said document. We encourage our clients to choose a witness unrelated by blood or marriage and over the age of 18 to serve as a witness. If you are unable to locate one, we will provide one for you for an additional nominal fee.
Our notary professionals are well versed with the laws and options of clients signing with disabilities.
We will adhere to those options if the information is disclosed at booking.
The Butler Notary is NOT an attorney’s office. We are unable to provide any legal advice. We encourage you to contact an attorney who can help you with your particular case.
We partner with some of the best attorneys who may assist you with your estate planning at a fee separate from The Butler Notary service fees.
We also offer informational resources on assistance with lawyer based needs.
The Butler Notary can recommend resources to you but, will not assist you in how to fill out the said document.
Each desired notarized document must contain notarial language. The Butler Notary will provide a notarial certificate for you however, you must choose the one best suited for attachment to your document.
The Butler Notary has a policy that reads in-person cancellations are admissible for a full refund within 24 hours prior of the scheduled appointment. If your appointment is cancelled on the appointment day your $35 booking fee for in-person services will be non-refundable.
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