Can you answer questions about the document I need notarized?

No, We are not licensed to practice law in Virginia and cannot accept fees for giving legal advice.

What is acceptable identification?

Only U.S. issued identifications are acceptable.

Current Driver's License
State Identification
Military Identification

By Federal law a Notary Public can refuse service to anyone that cannot reasonably prove their identity.

Will you notarize a document if the person is not present; they signed the document and I have their identification?

No, the signer must personally appear before the notary.

Why do I have to have this document notarized?

To deter fraud. An impartial witness (the Notary) ensures that the signers of the documents are who they say they are and not impostors. Also, the Notary makes sure that the signers have entered into the agreement knowingly and willingly.

How can my husband who is unable to sign his name because of his disability have a document notarized?

After your husband has been identified using acceptable identification; he can make a mark (X) for his signature. Also, two witnesses are needed to witness the signature-by-mark.