Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: Notarizing Living Trusts By Kelle Clarke on March 19, 2014 in Hotline Tips When asked to notarize a will, I suggest that the person consult an attorney prior to notarization. Does the same recommendation apply to a living trust? – K.B., Roanoke, VA If someone asks you to notarize a will, you may suggest they get legal advice first or proceed to notarize it. You will need to ensure the will has a notarial certificate, and if it does not, the signer will need to tell you whether to take their acknowledgment or administer an oath (jurat).The same thing applies to living trusts. You can notarize those documents as long as you are specifically directed by the signer as to what kind of notarization (acknowledgment or jurat) the living trust requires. Hotline answers are based on the laws in the state where the question originated and may not reflect the laws of other states. If in doubt, always refer to your own state statutes. –The Editors Kelle Clarke is a Contributing Editor with the National Notary Association. Confronted with a tricky notarization? Unsure how to proceed? NNA members have unlimited access to our expertly trained NNA Hotline counselors to help you with all of your notarial questions. Call (888) 876-0827, Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST; Saturday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Email Share Leave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.