How important is the notary seal on POA, Trusts and Wills?

I have 2 documents where the notary seal is either half missing or the name is not clearly stamped. Is this going to cause problems when I need the documents? How can it be fixed? Thanks.

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2 Responses to “How important is the notary seal on POA, Trusts and Wills?”

  1. barrytonmi Says:

    Most notaries use a stamp where they have to sign their names, along with the stamp. There is usually a line within the stamp for that purpose, i.e.: "Signed the (date) day of (month), (year) before me, _______________, a Notary Public in and for the County of (name), (state)."

    If the notary public stamp is incomplete and there is no original signature, then I would take the documents to the courthouse and ask the county clerk what you should do.

    Good luck!

  2. scott r Says:

    you should have them recorded at your public records office in your county or parish, depending on where you live.
    i live in ca. so its county.
    the recorder’s will tell you if you need to make changes.
    once the document is recorded in the public records it not questionable to it legality.
    still consult a lawer when it comes to how a poa it to be used for that trust or will
    good luck