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Asked on: 2/06/10, 9:17 am

Does a signed draft of a trust need to be notarized to be legal in California?

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Answered on: 2/11/10, 9:23 am by Jonathan Reich

I am not sure what you mean by a signed draft. If it is signed that implies that it is the final trust document. The document should be witnessed but it does not need to be notarized.

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Answered on: 2/11/10, 9:23 am by Michele Cusack

No, but it is customary, and could raise questions about the validity of the document if the notarization is omitted.


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