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On some documents they require a witness to sign. What is the point of this? Just added security that it's less likely 2 people would lie?

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  • Just added security that it's less likely 2 people would lie? That is the point of any evidence, including witnesses.
    – Patrick87
    Dec 4, 2015 at 5:31
  • This is a little unclear...are you saying the 2 signatures are to allow things to continue forward if one dies?
    – Pat W.
    Dec 14, 2015 at 2:53
  • @PatW. no, just a witness
    – Guy McG
    Dec 14, 2015 at 2:54

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Generally a witness only witnesses the fact that X signed the document; they do not witness the content.

The primary purpose is to make it very hard for X to argue that they didn't sign. However, some documents (affidavits, statutory declarations, certain types of contracts etc) are required to be witnessed to be valid.

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