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Can Two Document Signers Notarize Each Other's Signatures?

New Hotline Resized 3Can two individuals that are signing the same document notarize each other’s signatures?  S.H., California

No. Government Code 8224.1 says, “A notary public shall not take the acknowledgment or proof of instruments of writing executed by the notary public nor shall depositions or affidavits of the notary public be taken by the notary public.”

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