Signers must be of sound mind and be able to display their understanding of what they are signing.
A signer can never be physically assisted in signing notarized documents.
Power of Attorney.
Child Custody Agreement.
Permission for Minor to Travel.
Health Care Directives.
Living Trust Paperwork.
A notary is not an attorney:
A Notary cannot give legal advice.
A Notary cannot assist in preparing documents.
For document legal advice contact an Attorney.
Proper forms of identification:
An identification card or driver's license issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
A driver's license issued by a state other than California or by a Canadian or Mexican public agency authorized to issue driver's licenses.
A United States passport
A passport issued by a foreign government which must be stamped by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Other California-approved identification cards, consisting of any one of the following, provided that it contains a photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number. An identification card issued by any branch of the armed forces of the United States, an inmate identification card issued by the Department of Corrections if the inmate is in custody, or an employee identification card issued by an agency or office of the State of California, or by any agency or office of a city, county, or city and county in California.
Tips to make the notarization process smoother:
Have all signers present for notarization.
Have all document(s) that you wish to have notarized completely filled out.
Please do not sign the document(s) until the notary public is present.
Have proper forms of identification.
If you do not have proper identification, you may have two witnesses present. These witnesses must personally know you and must themselves have proper identification.