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What Does a Notary Have To Do with Selling My Future Payments?

When folks hear that they’ll need to have their transaction documents notarized, some get nervous. What exactly does a notary do, they ask us, and what does a notary have to do with selling my future payments?

Fortunately, the answer we give such customers almost always puts them quickly at ease. Not only is a notary there for their protection, it is also provided by J.G. Wentworth absolutely free of charge.

Basically, a notary is a legal agent authorized by the government to make sure that the person signing a document is, in fact, that person and not someone with a false identity. In other words, the notary helps ensure the legality of the transaction, and protects you, the customer, ensuring that nobody signs your documents but you.

Equally important is the fact that in just about every case our customers don’t have to leave their homes to find a notary, because J.G. Wentworth will send the notary right to your door. All you need to do is be at home with the proper driver’s license or government issued identification card – something that can legally prove your official identity – and in about 15 to 20 minutes the notary will notarize your documents. In most cases he or she will even mail the contract for you. And it will all be free of charge!

So if you find out that your documents need to be notarized– as they often do – there is truly nothing to be nervous about. It’s just an added level of protection provided to you free of charge by J.G. Wentworth to make sure that the money from your future structured settlement or annuity payments gets to where it belongs: in your pocket.

Have any questions? Call us anytime at 877-227-4713.