Postdating a legal document
(At this writing, California prohibits relying solely on personal knowledge – satisfactory evidence of identification MUST always be presented.) A notary cannot proceed with notarization if he/she is a named party in the transaction, or if he/she will derive a financial or material benefit.Throughout your lifetime, you will have to sign your name many times.Whether you received a postdated check or you’re thinking of writing one, it’s important to know how they work (and that they often illegal to write a check when you know you don’t have the funds to cover it, but things get a little fuzzy – and might depend on state law – when you postdate a check (assuming it is accepted as payment).Of course, it’s also illegal to defraud somebody who sells you something (by Just because it's legal doesn't mean things will work out the way you intended: using a postdated check does not create a legally binding agreement between you and the person you wrote the check to.However, keep in mind that it is illegal to intentionally write a bad check; if you’re postdating it with the intention of canceling it before the date, or if you know for certain that you won’t have the funds, you could run into legal trouble.
However, it’s best to communicate with whoever wrote the check – there’s probably a reason it’s postdated.
When you postdate a check, you put a future date on it.
For instance, if you write a check on June 1 but date the check June 25, you are postdating the check.
These prohibitions are designed to protect the public and help ensure the credibility and integrity of transactions involving notaries.
All conscientious and law-abiding notaries will decline to proceed with a notarial act if asked or pressured to perform a prohibited act.