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January 16, 2018



Notary Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Sound Byte: 3 Types of Documents EXPLAINED | Originally posted September 21, 2015

This Notary Sound Byte outlays the difference between these three documents that are sometimes confused one for another. Click the PLAY button below to listen. *Please note that the content of this sound byte is for informational purposes only, as I am not an attorney and cannot give advice or advisement. With that said, listen


Notary Public Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Notarize on a Foreign Language Document? Can We Do This? The Birthday Edition

Written by Certified Notary Signing Agent, Marriage Notary and Owner of GreenvilleNotary.com Sonita M. Leak on November 1, 2017. These types of signings can be tricky.  On the morning of Monday, October 30, 2017, a local party called into the lines of GreenvilleNotary.com with her situation. The caller had made an unsuccessful venture to her

Notary Blog | 46-Paged Signed, Scanned and Emailed Structured Settlement Transfer in Piedmont

Thanks to Stone Street Capital, based out of Baltimore, Maryland, GreenvilleNotary.com was able to assist an individual who wanted an alternative to an allotment. Many people in the area are sought out by various companies to either sell their Annuity policies or other allotments awarded them.

Notary Blog: Three-in-One at Zaxby’s | Greenville County Square

Property Documents, Notary Application and a Limited Power of Attorney. What a whirlwind! While one signing was scheduled at the Zaxby’s located at 824 S. Church Street, Greenville, SC 29601, the second signing was scheduled for another location near White Horse Road earlier in the morning. The last signing, well, the last signing was a pop-up from out of the blue.

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….

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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: Call by 11, There by 12

While visiting their loved one, who made an unexpected trip to the Greenville Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, then up to the Heart Institute Intensive Care Unit, one of a patient’s relatives made a call to GreenvilleNotary.com. While the Notary Public was on the way to take care of another situation, information was provided via text to get to the signers in urgent need of assistance.

Notary Blog: Three Key Documents For Life

Three Key Documents for Life by Sonita M. Leak, Owner of GreenvilleNotary.com The calls come in to GreenvilleNotary.com regularly; “We can’t find my mother’s Will,” “My cousin is in the hospital and what happened wasn’t expected and he needs to get a Power of Attorney signed and notarized,” and the infamous, “We don’t know what

Notary Blog: Out-of-State COT Transfer in Fact

So today’s signing was a little more complicated than most.  First of all, during this transfer of Certificate of Title operation, both signers were out-of-state residents (their home base was NOT South Carolina).  The registration process is to occur in the buyer’s state of residency. To top this signing all off, the Seller, whose spouse was also

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 Urgent Power of Attorney Signing | Greenville Memorial Hospital

On the evening of February 1, 2016 a three-part signing was completed on behalf of a patient at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Because her spouse was running relentlessly across town running errands,  he relied on GreenvilleNotary.com to handle the document side of the day. Early on the morning of February 1, 2016, the spouse of the patient

Notary Blog Share: Multi-State Commuting Notaries – Colorado Notary Blog

CLICK ANY OF THE WORDING ON THIS PAGE To READ THE POST commuting notaries,notary,resident,work,business,state,multistate,non-resident, snowbird,reciprocal,Colorado,Kansas,Oklahoma,Wyoming,Wisconsin,attorney Source: Multistate Commuting Notaries – Colorado Notary Blog http://abclegaldocs.com/blog-Colorado-Notary/multi-state-commuting-notaries/

Notary for Complex Vehicle Title Transfer and Accompanying Promissory Note | Wal-Mart

What are the chances that a call rings into the notary service line at the very moment you find yourself doing a little shopping?  ALL THE TIME.  What are the chances that a call rings into the notary line and the parties needing service are less than a mile away? It happens, however, the peculiar thing

POA Question for the Notary at Starbucks | Cherrydale Area, Greenville

A private document for a repeat customer took place at Starbucks Cherrydale, 3230 North Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, South Carolina 29609.  Although the signing was a private signing, there is still a lesson within regarding Powers of Attorney. There is a well-known misconception that the ‘person’ who acts on behalf of another as their agent is called

Notary for Oversight of Immigration Documents to be Completed at a Later Time | Coffee Underground

The caller needed assistance after hours, at a time when businesses are closed and not accepting new clients.  Also, the fact that this same person called on GreenvilleNotary.com in the past for a similar notary transaction may be the reason why he called us. Acting as a loan officer, attorney, or translator is absolutely prohibited unless

Free Notary Service at Mt. Pleasant Community Center, October 10, 2015

Press the play button below! – Or Register by filling out the information below – Powered by Eventbrite Have you ever asked yourself, “What will happen to my estate when I pass away?” Come and get that Will, Power of Attorney notarized• at no cost in a Community-Wide event. The day will start with a

Notary for Private Document Notarization at Pohl Attorneys, PA

A private signing was conducted at the Pohl Attorneys At Law Office located at 32 South Main St. Suite 215, Greenville, SC 29601 on Friday, August 28, 2015.  Just as others are getting ready to celebrate the weekend, we are available to help in YOUR time of need; even late! Due to location and privacy concerns,

Notary for Private Notarization at Michanna Talley, Attorney at Law in Downtown Greenville

GreenvilleNotary.com Owner, Sonita Leak was called to assist with a private document notarization at 220 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601 on the afternoon of August 26, 2015.  We’d conducted some work for Attorney Michanna Talley in the past, so we definitely thank her for hiring our service again! Although, the time and date of

Notary 30-Second Sound Byte: SC, We Are Notaries, Not Lawyers!

Click below to listen to today’s 30-Second Sound Byte with some information of what we CAN and cannot do as notaries public in the State of South Carolina. In many states, notaries public have the ability to draft wills, powers of attorney and other legal documents. Here in SC, we cannot.  Listen to hear what authority we

Notary for Release, Indemnity and Reassignment POA for a Class-Action Lawsuit

A local resident and patient at Patewood Rehabilitation Center, 2 Griffith Road, Greenville, SC, was sent paperwork by her attorney for a Class-Action Lawsuit against an unnamed drug company.  This assignment involved Release, Indemnity and Reassignment paperwork sent to the patient by her attorney’s office.  Because the document delivery was of the essence to return, relatives sought

Notary Post: Powers of Attorney? We Notarize Those!

We are your source for getting that Power of Attorney notarized here in the Upstate. Below are some interesting State of South Carolina notary facts regarding Power of Attorney documents: 1) A Power of Attorney, assigns specified or general duties to a person acting on behalf of another. 2) The person who is assigning duties

Notary for Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Power of Attorney

An out-of-state resident sought a notary within Greenville County limits for both a General and Durable Power of Attorney in behalf of his mother. Unfamiliar with the process, the parties were very apprehensive about Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita Leak’s inked notary stamp, being used to having documents notarized with the pressed embosser that imprints

Notary for Power of Attorney Signing and Pulling of Witnesses, Yet Again!

Isn’t it lovely when you don’t have witnesses when you need them?  This is why we are so thrilled to have YOU, the general public.  Two random folks were poked and prodded from Spill the Beans this evening to assist in a Power of Attorney signing, witnessing and notarization carried out by Notary Public Sonita

Notary for Mobile Home (Vehicle) Purchase at Oakwood Homes in Spartanburg, SC

Thanks to Superior Notary Services, a North Carolina resident and his family signed off on a new home purchase.  As you may or may not know, because South Carolina is an attorney state, notaries here cannot close on South Carolina real property transactions.  An attorney MUST be present and close on these transactions.  However, with

Notary for Heartland HCR Healthcare Power of Attorney, Greenville – SC

On the morning of Tuesday, June 9, 2015, an Illinois resident called GreenvilleNotary.com on behalf of his father, who was of sound mind, however, due to a fall, was unable to write his signature,  The Heartland HCR resident was only able to make a mark.  With South Carolina Health Care Powers of Attorney (and most),

Notary for Return Customer in Seneca, South Carolina for Durable Power of Attorney

The third time’s a charm, right?  Well, let’s hope.  A client of GreenvilleNotary.com had to be revisited due to additional information that needed to be provided for on a Durable Power of Attorney for a Florida property.  Thanks to our early hours and willingness to travel to parts of the country, er, um, state where

Notary for Durable Power of Attorney in Seneca, SC for Repeat Customer

A repeat customer searched hard to find us again.  Thank you so much Ms. Repeat Customer for seeking our assistance for your loved one.  We aim to serve and we aim to serve RIGHT!  This signing was for a Durable Power of Attorney on behalf of an 85-year old shut-in resident of Cane Creek Harbor

Notary for Power of Attorney Witnessing and Notarization at Patewood Rehabilitation

With the assistance of State of South Carolina Notary Public Johnie Gomes, a notarization was carried out by Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak at Patewood Rehabilitation Center, 2 Griffith Rd, Greenville, SC 29607. The signing involved two Power of Attorney documents executed by a Patewood Rehabilitation patient and his spouse. While the

Notary for Power of Attorney Documents for Local Resident Giving Power to Act to Texas Resident

A local resident gave durable powers to a party in the State of Texas regarding all matters dealt with in that state. Along with additional documentation, because the Principal did not have photo identification, another local resident bearing valid government identification did however sign and affirm by oath that they knew Principal. This assignment was

New Blog Post: Notary for SC Health Care and Durable Powers of Attorney at @ghs_org

Both SC Health Care and Durable Powers of Attorney were signed by a patient, witnessed by a family member of another patient and Sonita M. Leak, then notarized by Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak at Greenville Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.   A family member called stating that the principal could not

New Blog Post: Maryland Notary Marc Rollins and New Website Rollins Notary, LLC.

Rollins Mobile Notary of the State of Maryland will travel to your location at your convenience. They are a 24 hour, 7 day a week mobile notary service with the experience to handle your signings whenever or wherever. Services they offer: Depositions Structured Settlements Adoptions Loan Modifications Consent forms Living Wills Power of Attorney or ANY other document

New Blog Post: Today, the Notary’s Signature was Notarized!

At approximately 4:15pm, Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak had to visit Wells Fargo Bank, located at 15 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601 to have an Affiant Statement notarized.  The statement was requested by an Attorney-in-Fact who was traveling with documents notarized in South Carolina.  The statement outlined an act by the

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 Diamond Health and Rehab Resident in Simpsonville, SC

Several documents, to include a South Carolina Healthcare Power of Attorney, Durable Power of Attorney and a Living Will were signed by a Diamond Health and Rehabilitation patient, witnessed by an uninterested third party and Sonita M. Leak, then notarized by the same. Ms. Leak is a Certified Notary Public Signing Agent who services the

Uncontested Divorce Paerwork at FedEx Wood Lake Rd, Greenville, SC

An Out-of-State (OOS) resident new to South Carolina called on GreenvilleNotary.com to assist with the notarization of an Uncontested Divorce Filing. Uncontested Divorces are those in which both parties to a marriage have not cohabitated for more than 1 year and agree amicably to part. Note that if a Divorce is contested, you must consult

Notary for South Carolina Durable and Health Care Powers of Attorney

Four parties to a document appeared and one, the principal, signed for a South Carolina Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney and a Declaration statement on Sunday, October 12, 2014.  This signing was conducted by Sonita M. Leak, Certified Notary Public Signing Agent at the FedEx Copy and Print Center located at

Notary for Lease Agreement Transaction at Attorney’s Office – Fountain Inn, October 7, 2014

A lease agreement was signed by 4 parties, witnessed by two parties unrelated to the document, which were Notary Public Sonita Leak and one other party on October 7, 2014. This signing was conducted off of Main Street in Fountain Inn, SC 29644.  Thank you for choosing us to serve your exigent Notary Public service needs.  Feel free

Notary for SunTrust Home Loan Application in Easley, SC

A SunTrust Home Loan Application was completed by a local Easley, South Carolina resident and notarized by Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita Leak on Friday, July 25, 2014. Although South Carolina home closings can only be conducted by an attorney here in the State of South Carolina, my specialty is oversight of the closing

Notary Public: Revocation of Power of Attorney

Revocation of Power of Attorney documents were signed, witnessed and notarized by a Certified Notary Public Signing Agent on May 14, 2014.  The document in question was previously recorded in 2011.  Do we notarized revocations? That would be a “Yes”.  If you need a Revocation of Power of Attorney notarized, give us a call (Well,

Direct from The Clardy Law Firm Blog » How Do Workers Compensation Claims Work?

The Clardy Law Firm Blog » The Clardy Law Firm. If you’ve been injured on the job, filing a worker’s compensation claim can be a confusing and overwhelming experience. At The Clardy Law Firm, we often meet people who are unsure of how to proceed with their workers com claim, or are afraid of meeting

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