During the course of adoption, divorce, or other legal matter, you will be required to have some of these documents notarized. Our convenient, in-office notary services are available for clients who need it (by appointment.)
A notary public is someone who is authorized by the Commonwealth of Virginia to serve as a third-party witness to impartially ensure that the individuals signing a document are verified, and do so of their own free will. A notary is not the same as an attorney, and cannot offer legal advice.
We can notarize all your legal documents, including:
Additional documents that may need notarization may include:
If you are also dealing with real estate, we can notarize documents such as:
Even if the notary knows who you are, you are required to bring with you valid, current identification. This can include:
Note that documents and identification must be in a language that the notary understands. He or she has the right to refuse if it’s not a language familiar to the notary, or prepared in an unfamiliar format.
When you need a notarization, use our online contact form to make an appointment, and let us know what you need to have notarized. Some documents may require witnesses, so we’ll advise you when we make your appointment.
In addition to our government-issued ID, please bring all the documents you need notarized that are ready for signature.
For legal advice, please consult with Hope prior to your appointment.