New York City Notary Services
You may have heard the word “notary” or “notarized” many times in your life, but unless you’ve had a document notarized before, it is fairly common to wonder, “Do I really need a notary?” In short, there are many benefits to having a document notarized as it serves as a powerful, legally backed risk management tool designed to prevent identity theft, fraud, and more. Furthermore, notarization helps strengthen the legality of a document, helping avoid contest or complications (such as with a mortgage, power of attorney, etc).
From estates to deeds to powers of attorney, you can contact Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier for comprehensive New York City notary services. In addition to legal counsel and oversight over your documents, our NY notaries will serve as the third-party testimony and make your documents official and legally sound.
Why Notarization is Important
One of the most common reasons for notarization is to substantially reduce and deter the potential of fraud with official documents. As a simple definition, notarization is important because it adds a deeper layer of verification and it tells other people that the signers of a document are actually who they say they are. Moreover, notarization is mandatory in New York City for a variety of situations, such as most deeds, mortgages, powers of attorney, and so forth.
Also, notarization is important because it can easily rectify disputes and litigation in court. For example, if an affidavit is not notarized, the court might not consider it as official evidence in the dispute. Lastly, as notarized documents are self-authenticating, signers do not need to testify in courts to verify authenticity of their signatures.
When You May Need a Notary
In New York City, there are countless situations where you may need a notary. As a general notion, you should consider NYC notary services whenever you have an official document that holds the potential for fraud and/or litigation. Our NYC notaries can help in the following situations:
- Administering oaths and affirmations
- Taking affidavits and depositions
- Certifying acknowledgment or proofs of deeds
- Verifying mortgages and powers of attorney (and other instruments in writing)
- Demanding acceptance or payment of foreign bills of exchange as well as promissory notes
It is important to note that a NYC notary is not empowered to marry couples. Also, notarizing a will does not give the will satisfactory legal force, and NYC notaries cannot, by law, certify “true copies” of documents.
Call Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier Today for a Full-Service Notarizations
Notarization is a powerful legal tool, and in cases where a notary isn’t mandatory, the use of this tool can substantially strengthen the legality of your documents and legal wishes. At Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier, located right in downtown Manhattan, we offer a wide variety of notary services, from simple third-person legal oversight and notarization to legal counsel over the strength and efficacy of your documentation. To speak with one of our NYC notaries today, you can call our Manhattan office for a free consultation at (212) 777-9400.