IMPORTANCE OF A NOTARY PUBLIC
A Notary Public is part of the legal system in Ontario, and appointed by the Ministry of Government Services in Ontario.
Published by Paragon Notary on 22nd September, 2021
A notary public is a very important official in the society. They prevent identity theft and other documentation fraud, forgery or tampering. They provide very important and useful services to the general public. More importantly they verify and witness signatures on official documents; the identification of a person signing a document, and diligently ensure that signing person is of sound mind before and during an official document signing and there is no coercion or threat involved.
Notaries public perform numerous other duties such as document execution; affirming the state of mind of all signees; identifying fraud or coercion; completing the notarial certificate on all documents; verifying the identification of contract participants; being present at the time of document execution, administering oaths and statutory declarations; witnessing contracts, loan documents, marriage certificates, and other legal documents.
Notaries also certify photocopies of the documents as true images of the original document. In addition to these responsibilities, notaries also sometimes handle closings for the mortgage industry. Paragon Notary is a certified notary public authority who can assist with notarization of your important documentation.
A Notary Public must be familiar with provincial laws, paperwork, and other common government processes. Notaries must verify important details and documents in front of them before notarizing signatures. This includes checking identification and making sure that signers understand what they are signing. It is the notary’s responsibility both to uphold the integrity of the signature process as well as to inform the parties involved of provincial or Federal laws pertaining to the signing of the document.
At Paragon Notary our certified consultant is a competent notary public who keeps journals by recording names, times, locations, and other details of the parties to ensure that all signing parties will be held accountable to the document.
Our certified notary public is familiar with commonly used legal documents such as evidentiary documents, loan documents, passports, affidavits, government forms, and other usual documents which fall under a notary’s realm of responsibility. Notaries are not always involved in composing or drafting legal documents, they are however able to identify what people are signing and what notary responsibilities apply to any given situation.
Many notaries are able to provide notary services in their office or home. If they wish, they can travel to their customers for a scheduled signing, which may incur a separate fee for travelling. Some notaries can also work odd hours, including evenings and weekends, in order to accommodate their clients. Your documents are important so we prioritize detailed review of each client’s case at Paragon Notary.