Re: NOTARY QUESTION (New York) - Posted by John Merchant, JD
Posted by John Merchant, JD on July 14, 2002 at 22:18:39:
A fiancee is,legally just another third party, and certainly would not be disqualified to sign an acknowledgement just because she is a fiancee.
Fiancee is very different from spouse. Fiancee can up and leave tomorrow morning with no legal obligations. Spouse couldn’t do so in most cases.
I was recently asked if a woman could have her IRA purchase property from her fiance-same answer: Just being engaged is NOT recongnized by law, anywhere in the USA to my knowledge as being legally connected. Maybe in Latin America, etc., because of church/canon laws, etc., but not in the good ol’ USA.