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The Notary Public’s Role

A notary attorney, also known as a notary public, serves to protect your interests. An addition to this, a notary attorney serves to ensure the legitimacy and authentication of a document, to ensure that the identity of the individual signing the document is true, to ensure that the person signing the document is not forced to do so and understands the nature of what he or she is signing. Furthermore, the notary attorney serves as an impartial witness to prevent fraud and to ensure the undoubted legitimacy of a document or signature.

As such, when documents or contracts which are notarised by a notary attorney end up in the hands of a judge, preference will be given to the evidence baring a notary attorney’s seal. This may be the case when parties dispute a business transaction. In simpler terms, the role of a notary attorney stands to ensure that any legal documentations are not falsified, and that all documents legally enforced to be notarised by a notary attorney are of complete legal compliance, as certain documents by law are required to be notarised, drafted and witnessed by a notary attorney, or notary attorney South Africa. In the best interest of notarised documents a notary attorney also aims to avoid discrepancies and lawsuits between parties where business transactions and contracts are concerned.

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