What if a crooked parent committed fraudulent misrepresentation by persuading her children to sign her insurance policy. Later the children order a copy of the deed to find out that it was not an insurance policy their mother presented to them but a quit claim deed that she had notarized, for them to give up their rights to the house. According to my research on the duties and laws of a notary, and if I did agree to sign willingly (which I wouldn't have), wouldn't the notary have to be present to witness the signing, verify the identity of whose signing along with explaining to them what they are signing? I wish to file a civil suit against my mother for this deceit. Where do I begin? Also I have contacted an attorney is my state residence - VA who suggested I contact an attorney in NC since this is where my mother resides. When I did this, the attorney in NC says I should contact a lawyer in DC since the divorce and sell of the house occurred there. I am in dire straights here. What should I do? Should I give up and let my mother get away with her treachery or should I fight this every way possible?