Can an attorney notarize a trust that he wrote for a client? 5 Answers as of May 14, 2015

Is there a conflict of interest if my attorney notarized the trust he wrote for me?

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Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
Yes, he can; it's very common.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/14/2015
Law Office Of Victor Waid
Law Office Of Victor Waid | Victor Waid
Yes if he is a licensed and is bonded as a notary.
Answer Applies to: California
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Law Office of Jeffrey T. Reed | Jeffrey T. Reed
There shouldn?t be, all the notary is doing is verifying your signature, not the validity of the document signed. I am also a notary and know many other who are and do the same thing all the time for the convenience of the clients.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/14/2015
James Law Group
James Law Group | Christine James
Attorneys routinely notarize the trusts they draft. There is no conflict.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/14/2015
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
There is no conflict of interest [how does the attesting that your signature is yours create any conflict of interest?], but the attorney has to in fact be a notary, which most are not.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/14/2015
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