There are two types of judicial notarizations: a notary acknowledgement and a jurat.
So what is a jurat, and how does it differ from a notary acknowledgement?
The purpose of a jurat is for an affiant to swear to or affirm the truthfulness of the contents of an affidavit. A notary public administers an oath or affirmation to the affiant, who verifies the truths listed in the affidavit under penalty of perjury.
A jurat requires the following steps:
Unlike a notary acknowledgement, where the affidavit may be signed ahead of time and without a notary public present, a jurat requires the affiant reaffirm their oath by signing the document in front of the notary.
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