Delaware County Estate Planning Attorney Discusses Documents That Were Notarized by an Expired Commission
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If a document was notarized by a notary whose commission has expired, how does that effect the validity of the document?
As an experienced Delaware County Estate Planning Attorney, I often handle theses types of matters. New York wills are not required to be notarized, rather it requires the signature of 2 witnesses. So long as 2 people witnessed the will, the fact that the commission was expired should be of no effect. Generally, if a notary’s commission has expired, it does not mean that the document itself is invalid, it just means that the notarization of the signature is faulty.
Were your documents notarized by an expired commission? If so, contact the experienced Delaware County Estate Planning Attorney Steven Chisholm.