Can I, as a TN notary, notarize my brothers business affidavits?

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Can I, as a TN notary, notarize my brothers business affidavits?

I am a Tennessee Notary. Can I notarize my brother’s
plumbing affidavits when he repairs a customers leaking
plumbing fixture? The purpose of the affidavit is for the
customer to seek reimbursement from the local water
department. My brother owns the plumbing company. I have
no part in the company, do not work there and have no
financial interest in the company.

raywilsonbellsouth.net

Asked on September 29, 2018 under Business Law, Tennessee

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you may notarize a relative's (or friend's, or business associate's, etc.) document(s); there is no law against doing so and it is not seen as a conflict of interest. Remember: notarizing just means you have confirmed the identify of the person signing: clealy you can do that for your brother.


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