Notarization is required for various documents. Here at Timothy Mahi‘ai White Attorney at Law, L.L.L.C., we perform Acknowledgments, Oaths/Affirmations, and other Notarial Acts.
The purpose of an acknowledgment is to ensure that the signer of a document is who they claim to be and has voluntarily signed the document. Acknowledgments often are needed for Legal Estate Planning Documents, among other things. To perform an acknowledgment, the signer must personally appear before a Notary at the time of notarization to be positively identified and to declare, or acknowledge, that the signature on the document is their own and that they signed willingly.
The purpose of an Oath or Affirmation is for the signer to swear or affirm that the contents of a document are true. The signer must personally appear before a Notary and sign the document in their presence.