Legal Question in Credit and Debt Law in New York

Does a signed promissory note stating repayment of a loan have to have been notarized to be "legal"?

Asked on 8/08/12, 6:01 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Paula McGill Paula McGill Attorney at Law

For a simple loan, no. A notary in a simple loan case merely confirms the person signing the note is the debtor. It's easier to submit in court as evidence if the document is notarized.

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Answered on 8/12/12, 12:07 am

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