What If A Person Signs A Sworn Statement Before They Go To The Notary? By NNA Staff on July 05, 2017 in Hotline Tips

If someone mistakenly signs a document needing a jurat before they are in the presence of the Notary, can it be crossed out and resigned? Or should the document be redone? — K.V. NY
The signer may simply re-sign the document in front of you. The other signature should not be crossed out. If a date is requested, the signer should include the current date they appeared before you.
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