A Split Signing is when multiple signers sign the same document, one after another, in separate notary meetings. Signers may opt for a Split Signing if they cannot be in the meeting simultaneously. When signers are in the same meeting together, it is a Concurrent Signing.
Split Signing also occurs if two signers are initially in the same meeting and one signer drops off and cannot complete the meeting. The Notary can continue the meeting with the first signer, and the signer who dropped can complete the notarization later.
Split Signings can be either type of Signing Order:
- Parallel Signing Order: Signers can sign in any order. Person 1 can sign first, Person 2 can sign first, or they can sign simultaneously. The order does not matter.
- Sequential Signing Order: Signers must complete a document in a specific order. For example, Person 1 signs, then Person 2 signs. Each person receives an invitation to sign only after the previous person in the sequence signed the document.
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