Why are documents notarized?
To deter fraud. As an impartial witness, the Notary ensures that the signers of documents are who they say they are and not impostors. The Notary makes sure that the signers have entered into agreements knowingly and willingly.

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1. Why are documents notarized?
2. May any documents be notarized?
3. Is notarization required by law?
4. How does a Notary identify a signer?
5. Does notarization mean that a document is "true" or "legal?"
6. May a Notary give legal advice or draft legal documents?