Can a notary notarize for a family member in Michigan?
A notary public cannot notarize his or her own signature or take his/her own deposition. A notary public cannot perform a notarial act for a family member.
Can I notarize for my cousin?
In most states, notaries public generally are not prohibited from notarizing the signatures of not-so-immediate family members such as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Can I notarize for my brother in Michigan?
No, you may not notarize for a spouse or sibling in Michigan, regardless of their employment status. “A notary public shall not perform a notarial act for a spouse, lineal ancestor, lineal descendent, or sibling including in-laws, steps, or half-relatives” (MCL 55.291).
What’s the difference between notarized and certified?
A notarized copy is signed by a notary public (not to be confused with a notary in a civil law country). The certified copy is signed by a person nominated by the person or agency asking for it. Typically, the person is referred to as an authorised person.
Can a notary public notarize the signature of a family member?
In most states, notaries public generally are not prohibited from notarizing the signatures of not-so-immediate family members such as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. My husband’s mother passed away and left them a small lake lot. Each family member needs his or her signature notarized. Can I be the notary for them? No.
Can a notary notarize a property?
Notaries public who receive directly from a transaction connected with a notarial act any commission, fee, advantage, right, title, interest, cash, property, or other consideration exceeding in value the fees specified in state statute may not perform the notarial act.
Can a notary notarize a document for a second cousin?
A notary may be asked to notarize a document for a second cousin who designates a pension beneficiary. The beneficiary may be the notary’s son or daughter. If the cousin passes away, the notary could benefit from the transaction if the child receives the funds.
Can a notary notarize a document for a grandchild?
The Office of Secretary of State suggests that a notary not notarize documents for a spouse, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, child or grandchild.”