I had an attorney create a trust, will, health care directive & power of attorney for me in CA. It is recently completed and I need to sign it in front of a notary. I recently got a job in AZ and cannot return to CA in the near future to sign in CA. Can I sign in front of an AZ notary and return the signature pages to my attorney, who will be signing in CA in front of a notary?
You can sign your papres in front of an AZ notary.
I am not sure why your CA attorney would be signing your documents
unless you named him/her as a trustee.
Are you going to change your residence to AZ?
If so-you should consider talking to an AZ attorney first.
The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of action is to have legal representation in this matter.
The answer is yes. The legality of your documents, and hence their enforceability, does not depend upon the State of notarization.
Please be advised that this communication is for general public informational use only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
The Arizona notary can notarize. If the documents include a deed to California real property, make sure the notary clause is the California one. Also, if the Arizona Notary uses an embosser instead of a rubber stamp, the embossed seal needs to be inked so it will be visible when/if the document is recorded. The notary should have a flat inked device to do that.
Unless the attorney is a current trustee, the attorney's signature does not nee notarization.
When the person gives you money, the person has an attorney and the attorney has a client, but not until then. Inspired by words of Abraham Lincoln
Yes, estate planning documents are effective no matter where you are, where you live, or where they are notarized - as long as they are properly drafted and your trust is funded. Good luck.
Yes. Notarization may be done in AZ. California will recognize validity of execution if properly notarized in another jurisdiction.
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