Freehold NJ Notary Public
Chance BailBonds LLC is a licensed notary public in Freehold NJ. While you might not typically seek out a bail bondsman when looking for a notary, I can assure you that we are quite welcoming and friendly. We are more than happy to provide you with any of the services that you require.
What is a notary?
A notary public (the fancy way to say “notary”) is simply a person or business that is legally allowed to witness the signing of legal documents. We are also able to collect sworn statements and put people under oath, for any reasons that this might be required.
For the most part, the main role that we have as a notary is to ensure the identities of those either signing documents, or making sworn statements. Anyone can take a pen and fake a signature; it is our job to make sure that this information has been legally collected from the parties at hand.
In reality, no formal training is needed to become a notary. There isn’t even really any set of guidelines on how one’s identity needs to be proven to us. It is up to our discretion whether or not any individual has successfully proven his or her identity.
Having given that interesting detail, unless a notary has known you for your whole life, bring government issued identification and if possible a backup form of ID. If we suspect that fraud might be at hand, we will certainly decline to notarize your documents.
Notaries are not allowed to provide legal advice, only a licensed attorney is able to do so. We can offer recommendations on where you might be able to find one. All we are able to do is attest to the identification of the individuals signing documents or making statements.
If you are interested in becoming a notary, the process varies from state to state. Sometimes you are required to take a test on policies and procedures, sometimes not. You must be at least 18 years of age, as it wouldn’t make sense for a minor to be running around and verifying the legitimacy of legal documents.
While there are national organizations the oversee notaries, you certainly don’t have to be a member of this organization. It helps to add legitimacy to your brand if you are serious about entering the business, but it is certainly not a requirement.
You can find courses online to educate you about the social and legal implications of this job, and I would only recommend this position for people with a high level of integrity and respect for the law.
If you have any more questions feel free to give us a call.