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January 22, 2018


Notary Blog: Salon Serenity Receipt through Square

“Not only as a business-owner do I have the ability to accept payments through Square, I also have the ability to invoice my customers right from my cellphone. With the ability to accept payments and send invoices, did you know that through Square, you can also create an Online Store? Visit my Online Store HERE. Having all these services rolled into one is a time-saver, a LIFE SAVER!”

Click on the photo of Salon Serenity Owner, Leslie Sullivan to read the full blog article!

Notary Blog: Two New Residents at Haywood Mall

Often, I receive emails from different people regarding what we CAN and CANNOT do as Notaries Public here in South Carolina. As it is a given, we are not attorneys, however, as a Notary Public Signing Agent, companies rely on me to complete additional duties that are NOT synonymous with being an attorney. Some question whether we work in the capacity of a….

Click on the Pledge to read the full blog article on GreenvilleNotary.com.

Notary Blog: VALIC Form at The Cascades Verdae

Quite often when a party requests a cash-out of an IRA, 401K or some type of other investment, if said person is married, they must get a Spousal Consent Form signed by that spouse and the signature must be notarized. We’ll call the form VALIC for short, however, VALIC actually stands for Variable Annuity Life Insurance

Notary Blog: The Tale of Two Vehicles

Although we at GreenvilleNotary.com are not attorneys, it is HIGHLY IMPORTANT to make sure you’ve covered your bases when conducting Interstate (state-to-state) transactions. Because North Carolina vehicle registration and titling facilities require notarization of the seller’s signature, it’s best that if you are conducting any type of interstate deal, that you have the signature of the seller notarized before the title leaves their hands.

Notary Blog: Can Somebody Tell Me What Happened?

Okay, so when approaching the Haywood Mall this morning I discovered that I could not enter through the main food court doors. Why? I’m not quite sure, and at this very hour, I still don’t know. Even still, what I can tell you is that someone’s document was serviced today! Thanks to our Repeat Customer, who knows

Notary Blog: Signing in Seneca, SC

A signing for a 45-page document occurred at the Seneca Wal-Mart McDonald’s restaurant for a local resident.  The signing took place on the evening of Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Sometimes, just sometimes, signers don’t work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. positions and have to rely on products and services that relate to their time frame.

Notary Blog: Late Night Panering, pronounced (puh nār eeng)

A local Simpsonville couple needing paperwork completed and dated for today, September 19, 2016 and before a notary public called into our notary line shortly after 7pm.   Since the notary was already toward the Simpsonville side of Laurens Road, an agreement was made to meet somewhere between the signers starting location and GreenvilleNotary.com Headquarters.

Notary Blog: Sunday Shenanigans at Whole Foods

Great conversations took place at Whole Foods, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607 on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Two parties travelling from two different directions met at this Whole Foods store location to sign some Very Important Documents. It’s good to get to know our signers.  While one party to the signing was still on their

Notary Blog: Divorce Docs and Business Agreement for Traveling Parties

“Can’t let the rain stop the show.”   This holds true especially dealing with parties who are in two separate locations meeting up together in a mutual city in order to sign prepared documents.  A couple from out-of-states, yes, I said ‘states’, came together in Greenville, South Carolina to complete their final Divorce Decree documentation

Notary Digest for Periods MIA from Blogging – HERE WE GO!

“So that I can serve you better, rather than taking up a whole lot of time in dragging out EACH AND EVERY assignment I completed during my, “Ahem”, brief hiatus…” …I decided to just roll all of the assignments I’ve completed into ONE BIG DIGEST. And here we go… U.S. Passport Verification Affidavit by Holder

Notary for I-9 Authorization | FedEx

“We, as notaries public CANNOT affix our stamp nor seal to an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form!” Well, at least we’re not supposed to. When a notary public or another authorized professional is presented with a Federal I-9 form, the usual case is that a party will be a remote employee or remote independent contractor

A Morning Marriage Ceremony and Evening Engagement

The earlier ceremony on Friday April 8, 2016, involved a couple, who upon meeting two years ago, knew it would come to today.  The ceremony was beautiful.  The ceremony was located in Legacy Park, 336 Rocky Slope Rd, Greenville, SC 29607.  The nuptials were conducted by GreenvilleNotary.com Owner and Wedding Notary Sonita M. Leak.  Photography for

Sonita M. Leak’s Notary Blog: Notary for Oversight w/ Attorney-in-Fact Signing at Buffalo Wild Wings, Woodruff Road

“During the signing, there were spurts of game-watching…” Don’t ever say that our notary signing agency service didn’t leave the light on for you. A signing that was originally set to take place earlier in the day stretched its way on out to the late evening. Due to a hiccup in receiving documents on time,

Notary for I9 Authorization & Attestation

“In-Person and Online I9 Authorizations? We assist with BOTH!” An I-9 Authorization signing was conducted on behalf of a repeat East Side Greenville customer on the morning of Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Our customer knew the drill, to have their documentation printed, which included: The IRS Form I-9 (which can be found by clicking here).

Notary for Power of Attorney | Patewood Rehab

An out-of-state resident was in a tizzy. How do you find a mobile notary in the Upstate area, and to perform weekend service no less? Why, you come to GreenvilleNotary.com, my dear! The caller phoned GreenvilleNotary.com on the evening of Friday, March 11, 2016. The relative asked if the patient could sign at any point

Notary for Private Assignment | East Side of Greenville

A Private Assignment was conducted bright and early on the morning of Tuesday, March 8, 2016.  Due to the privacy of the event, can only inform you that it in fact did occur;  also, that we, as notaries public, can and do perform other operations than signing paperwork. While in operation of my normal notarial duties,

Notary for Private Document at Regus, Downtown Greenville

Did you know that Regus, a company offering office space and other ‘office-like’ amenities has two offices here in the Upstate?  One location lies in the heart of Downtown Greenville in 220 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601.  This office is located on the 5th Floor of the building. If you enter the building, ensure

Notary for Private Out-of-State Property Agreement | Beck Academy, Greenville, SC

Nothing stops a signer on a mission!   A Simpsonville, South Carolina resident called GreenvilleNotary.com early evening on Thursday, December 3, 2015, regarding a Very Important Document.  Due to privacy concerns, the title of the document will not be disclosed, however the signing and following notarization included two packages, approximately 60 or so pages each,

Notary for Document Oversight for Out-of-State Resident/Property | Hampton Inn, Greenville

A Tennessee law firm in desperate need of a notary signing agent called into GreenvilleNotary.com mid-afternoon for a signing taking place for a transient out-of state resident.  Without any other recourse, GreenvilleNotary.com Owner and Notary Public Sonita Leak took the reigns of the assignment. With the assistance of local resident A. Norman, another transient resident of

Notary for Decedent Documents at Brookdale Senior Living | Greenville, SC

A one-page signing occurred for a Greenville County Decedent Document at Brookdale Senior Living, 23 Southpointe Drive, Greenville, SC 29607. When one representative of a person’s estate, in many cases, their spouse, cannot act in the manner in which they wish for the decent’s estate, they may relinquish their rights to act on the decent’s estate. 

Notary for Affidavit Declaration of Lost, Stolen or Destroyed Cashier’s Check | Headquarters

A Clemson University student couldn’t wait for the weekend rain to end to have his affidavit notarized; for it was of the utmost importance. Stopping payment on a bank item can, at times, put you through a lot of red tape.  For this Clemson University student, he recently transferred schools and still held his State

Notary for Paperwork Side of Marriage at Starbucks, But Wait!!!

So often is the question of couples wanting to get married, “Do we have to have a ceremony?”  Well, if you look up the law concerning marriage ceremonies here in our State of South Carolina, the answer is “Yes!”  Therefore, although a very simple signing occurred at the very lovely and roomy Starbucks located at 1130-A

Notary for Seller-Side Documents on Woodruff Road for Local Business Owner

Short notice is our specialty here at GreenvilleNotary.com.  A call from a signing company rang in at approximately 12:30pm for Seller-Side documents to be delivered, executed by a seller with part-ownership of an out-of-state property, Warranty Deed notarized and the entire package sent to the next party.  Could we do it by 5?  But of

Notary for Online I-9 Authorization on Behalf of Asurion

An Online I-9 Authorization was completed on behalf of a Simpsonville, South Carolina resident on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Java Jolt, located at 1099 E. Butler Road, Greenville, SC 29607. Many companies hire notaries nationwide to assist with I-9 Forms which are Employment Eligibility and Identity Verification Forms. These forms are necessary because when

Notary for Insurance Release of All Claims Form at Beni Hair Boutique E. North Street

A simple one-page Release of All Claims Insurance Form was signed by a local resident, signed by two witnesses, one of which was the signer’s beautician, the other Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak.  The document was then notarized by Ms. Leak. This signing occurred on the evening of Friday, July 17, 2015,

Notary for Decedent Estate Documents for Out-of-State Property

A simple notarial act was performed for three separate documents relating to decedent procedures in another state.  Because the administrator of the estate resides in South Carolina, the court on the other end needs to ensure that the person is who they say they are.  This makes perfect common sense, considering they are taking care

Notary for Release of All Claims at Java Jolt, Greenville, SC 29607

Java Jolt on 1099 Butler Road, Greenville, SC 29607 was the scene of a Release of All Claims form signing, witnessing and notarization on behalf of a picturesque customer.  Thanks to the willingness of another customer at the location, the form was successfully signed, witnessed by the third party, witnessed by Notary Signing Agent Sonita

Notary for IFTA Fuel Tax Program Agreement at FedEx Woods Lake

When you need a notary for an exigent circumstance and for extremely off-the-wall hours, we are available!  Call 86.214.6447 if you need assistance in the Upstate for a document you need to get notarized right away.  Not only is Sonita Leak available to assist you, there is a vast network of notaries public available at

Notary Signing Agent Consultation Conducted at Java Jolt, Greenville

A Columbia, South Carolina Pastor and business owner sat with Certified Notary Public Signing Agent and Owner of GreenvilleNotary.com Sonita M. Leak for a lunch ‘power couple of hours’ at Java Jolt, 1099 E. Butler Road, Greenville, South Carolina, 29607.  The resident received a full run-through of our duties as signing agents, also receiving 1-on-1 insight about the intricacies

Two Couples Married in One Day: 5-15-15 Was Special!

Congratulations on two couples married today, May 15, 2015.  One ceremony occurred the morning, one ceremony conducted in the evening.  Thank you to Krystal Donald and All Occasion Celebrations for allowing me to officiate for the morning ceremony taking place at their Mauldin, South Carolina location! The second ceremony of the day took place off

Notary for Urgent RV Transaction Notarization at FedEx Office Copy and Print Center, Greenville

The signers called at approximately 8:00pm on Wednesday, April 8th.  The call was unanswered.  Yes, sometimes (but not often) we are busy, either on the other line or on assignment and cannot answer the phone.  Be assured that we will CALL YOU BACK!  Some notary assignments can take up to two (2) hours, therefore, if your need

Notary for Notarization of Document Originating in Quebec, Canada

The daughter of a local resident called several notaries public and thought there would be no way to complete this notarization, as the original document was written entirely in French and was to be completed, signed, notarized and sent back to Quebec, Canada.  Enter GreenvilleNotary.com.  Well, we couldn’t translate the document (this is up to

New Blog Post: Notary for Bank Transaction Verification (Several Locations)

Four separate bank transaction verifications were completed on behalf of a major nationwide financial institution on Monday, March 9, 2015. Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak resisted for a loooong time, a good couple of years, but finally succumbed to the request to perform these assignments. Today, Wade Hampton Boulevard, Haywood Road, North Main

New Blog Post: Notary for Oversight of Seller-Side Docs for a Nevada Property

An oversight and notarization of one (1) document within a Seller’s-Side package was conducted on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Marriott TownePlace Suites off of Mall Connector Road, near Haywood Mall, Greenville, SC 29607.  This signing involved a traveling customer and the signing was deemed complex because of his travel and work schedule. Thanks to

New Blog Post: Notary for FedEx Signing for Parent Authorization Document

On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, an after-hours notarization took place at the FedEx Office Copy & Print Center located at 550 Woods Lake Road, Greenville, SC 29607 for a local resident enrolling his child into an un-named daytime program.  When no one else was available at 10pm, all it takes is one call to GreenvilleNotary.com.

New Blog Post: Notary for North Carolina Certificate of Title for Georgia Sellers

A peculiar thing happened… GreenvilleNotary.com was called on the morning of Wednesday, January 21, 2015, in regard to a North Carolina Certificate of Title.  Originally, the transferors (sellers) signed the document and presented it to the buyer, who in turn signed the title.  Unfortunately at the time of the original signing, the sellers’ signatures were NOT

New Blog Post: Notary for Patewood Rehabilitation Notarization with a Catch!

Notaries Public have a very important role to play when it comes to notarizing important documents in assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers and hospice care facilities.  A few days ago GreenvilleNotary.com was called in regard to a patient residing at the Patewood Rehabilitation Facility off of  2 Griffiths Rd, Greenville, SC 29607.  Patewood Rehabilitation is

Notary for Urgent Signing at FedEx and FedEx! (Yes, two of them…)

At 6:42pm on Monday, December 29, 2014, Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak received a phone call from a Landrum, SC resident in regard to Alaska title documents that needed notarization and to be sent for next day delivery.  When the signer didn’t think it could be done, GreenvilleNotary.com to the rescue. The

Notary for Broker Package Application Witnessing and Oversight, Greenville, SC

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak answered the call for a Broker Package Application witnessing and oversight in Greenville, SC 29607.  This assignment was provided by Professional Settlement Services and was carried out in the evening hours. Thank you to Professional Settlement Services for all the work you

Notary for Vehicle Title and Bill of Sale Notarization at N Demand Nail Studios

As we welcome Notary Public Katannya Martin of N Demand Nail Studios into Notaryland, a notarization was performed at her shop at 104 Airport Road, Greenville, SC 29607 on behalf of a South Carolinian seller and a North Carolina vehicle buyer.  The parties also presented a Bill of Sale.  Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak

Notary for AKA Signature Affidavit for Greenwood, SC Resident

On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, an AKA Same Signature/Name Affidavit was signed in the presence of  Notary Pubic Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak at 6:00pm and delivered successfully before final FedEx Pickup time of 7:15pm at the 550 Woods Lake Drive Office Copy and Print Center, Greenville, SC 29607.  Thank you to Notaries to You

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