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Can I Notarize For A Person Physically Unable To Move?

A signer is wheelchair bound and can only move her mouth; therefore, she is not able to sign a document. What options do we have to get the document notarized?C.D., Kansas

Kansas Notary laws do not contain procedures for special signing situations such as this, but an attorney who specializes in disability rights law could be consulted for any options that may be available. As a Notary, your best course of action is to encourage the signer to consult with an attorney.

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Artur

01 Jun 2020

Can you please answer the same question for California?

National Notary Association

05 Jun 2020

Hello. If a physically disabled signer is able to make a mark such as an "X", a California Notary may notarize the mark, provided two witnesses are present. If the signer is physically unable to write their name or make a mark, then the signer would need to consult with an attorney for other options.

Sheliah stills

08 Jun 2020

can I notary a family member will.

National Notary Association

08 Jun 2020

Hello. To help us answer your question, can you please tell us what state you are commissioned in?

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