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Notary Bulletin

Can My Spouse Witness A Document I Am Notarizing?

Can my husband be a witness to something I am notarizing?F.A., Florida

Your husband may sign as a witness on a document that you are notarizing, provided the document does not require the witness’s signature to be notarized as well.  Florida Notaries are prohibited from notarizing for their spouse, mother, father, son or daughter. (FS 117.107 [11])

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Rebecca L Pyke

09 Jun 2020

Hello. Can I notarize my birth son's Power of Attorney if he makes myself and my brother (both) Agents to act on his behalf? Thank you so Much.

National Notary Association

10 Jun 2020

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

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