Legal Question in Civil Litigation in Florida

Is a written contract void/null if the Notary's Commission stamp was expired at the time the contract was signed?

Asked on 9/12/09, 10:04 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Peter Gonzalez Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Crespo, Gomez & MachadoLLP

If the contract did not require a notary seal or if the signatories to the contract acknowledge their signature on the document, then the expiration of the notary commission stamp is of no consequence.

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Answered on 9/12/09, 10:43 pm
Alan Wagner Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore P.A.

No -- unless a notary was required -- and there are very very very few contracts that require a notary.

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Answered on 9/12/09, 11:42 pm

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