FW: [tips_and_tricks] Use of a notary
Sterling Wyatt wrote: ***This form of a notary has always bothered me because here the Notary is in effect attesting to unnecessary 'hearsay' material that really must be elsewhere and sometimes is left out. The Notary doesn't verify the contents of the document... the writer does that by properly verifying the contents through his/her signature.
To subscribe means: to append one’s signature or mark to a document as in approval or attestation of its contents. Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary, 1996. The notary is still only verifying the signature of the person presenting the document; not attesting to unnecessary “hearsay” material, as the AFFIANT has declared the facts are true, accurate and correct to the best of her FIRST-HAND knowledge.
From: "susanne waid" <susannew@vcn. com>
The below Affiant’s autograph verifies under Oath by Affirmation that she is aware of the facts stated on__________ _________ ___(title of document ) and that she has first-hand knowledge of the facts herein stated. These facts are true, accurate and correct to the best of her first-hand knowledge. The Affiant knows the penalties of perjury and bearing false witness against her fellow man. She attests to this paragraph and the preceding document as a statement of fact. ( This is followed by the usual jurat by the Notary.)
( County of _____________________________________
( State of _____________________________________
The above woman personally appeared before me and identified herself with proper identification and did verify this announcing document and did subscribe this document before me and thereby witness my hand and official seal on October 25, 2006.
From Susanne Waid