NOTARY QUESTION (New York) - Posted by Rob

Posted by Long Beach Ed on June 13, 2002 at 10:41:21:

I’m not an attorney, but did read the Notary book for New York. As long as she’s not a principle in the transaction, she can notarize. I suppose in a dispute, someone can try to make an issue of it…

NOTARY QUESTION (New York) - Posted by Rob

Posted by Rob on June 07, 2002 at 15:42:46:

My fiance…wife to be…is a notary…
Can she notarize my contracts?..even when she will have the same last name as mine?

Thanks !

Re: NOTARY QUESTION (New York) - Posted by John Merchant, JD

Posted by John Merchant, JD on July 14, 2002 at 22:18:39:

A fiancee is,legally just another third party, and certainly would not be disqualified to sign an acknowledgement just because she is a fiancee.

Fiancee is very different from spouse. Fiancee can up and leave tomorrow morning with no legal obligations. Spouse couldn’t do so in most cases.

I was recently asked if a woman could have her IRA purchase property from her fiance-same answer: Just being engaged is NOT recongnized by law, anywhere in the USA to my knowledge as being legally connected. Maybe in Latin America, etc., because of church/canon laws, etc., but not in the good ol’ USA.