Legal Question in Real Estate Law in Virginia

is an agreement valid it the notary did not witness the signature ?

Asked on 9/23/13, 10:32 pm

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Daniel Press Chung & Press, P.C.
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If it has to be notarized, and the signature was not witnessed (thus the notarization a fraudulent), that could invalidate a document. But very few types of agreements require notarization. If it doesn't, then the invalid notarization would not invalidate the agreement if the signature is nonetheless genuine, or, if a writing is not required, if the person actually agreed.

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