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Can a Texas Notary Notarize for Family Members?

A Texas notary public is responsible for serving as an unbiased and disinterested witness to the signing of important legal documents. This means a Texas notary is tasked with the important role of ensuring that a signer’s identity has been verified and that he or she signed a particular document willingly and without coercion. Given a notary’s responsibility to play an unbiased and disinterested role, can a Texas notary perform notarizations for members of his or her family? This article will explore that pertinent question

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