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There is no hard and fast statute or rule in this regard. It depends on exactly what is altered and how. An alteration might invalidate the document itself, but not necessarily the notarization of it. Legal rules and principals must always be applied to specific fact situations, or they have no meaning at all.
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the month and year are missing and the buyers did not intials the notary page.
You said there were 'alterations'. Those sound like omissions. You will have to have the document examined by an attorney who can tell you what affect those omissions have. It will depend on what the overall purpose of the document is. The attorney will have to be told all of the facts surrounding the document. I can tell you that those types of errors do not normally invalidate the document. But again, it might, depending on what the surrounding facts are.
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