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7 Reasons to Hire a Notary
  1. 1. If you're worried about fraud

    A notary is required to verify the identity of the parties involved. That ensures that the person you’re doing business with is who they say they are.

  2. 2. When hiring a new employee

    Notarizing an employee’s contract means that you have a legal basis to sue for breach of contract.

  3. 3. When purchasing a property

    The property seller or owner has specific responsibilities. Notarizing the agreement between the two of you lets the document stand up in court if they try to pull a fast one on you.

  4. 4. When signing up for a service

    You don't have to notarize every basic service contract, but due to the low cost of doing so, it’s a good idea.

  5. 5. If you deal with foreign customers

    Since a notarization service is required to determine that foreign-language individuals fully comprehend agreements, you have legal protection in court.

  6. 6. When you have new contracts

    Notarizing business agreements with clients is good for you and for them. If they don’t pay you, a notarized document gives you the power to use collection services.

  7. 7. Whenever it’s required by law

    Many legal transactions are actually required by law to be notarized. When selling real estate or transferring power of attorney, the government requires it.

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