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November 19, 2017

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Sonita M. Leak’s Notary Blog | All Assignments for the Month of April 2017 – from Simple Signings to Marriage Ceremonies

The following is a full list of all Notary Service Work performed by GreenvilleNotary.com for the month of April 2017. Saturday, April 1, 2017: A Durable Power of Attorney form was signed by a local resident and notarized by GreenvilleNotary.com Owner Sonita M. Leak at Noon. A Wedding Ceremony was performed at Falls Park on

Forget Basketball, March is Total NOTARY MADNESS here at GreenvilleNotary.com

Over the past week, I’ve traveled to Walhalla, Seneca and even to Gaffney, South Carolina for assignments ranging from simple witnessing (today, March 14, 2017) to more complicated acknowledgment work (evening of Saturday, March 11, 2017). Forget March Madness according to basketball. This month has really been a busy start out of the gate and

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: Service in Easley for PRG Staffing

There are many companies all over the country that hire Notaries Public to perform various functions, not exclusive to notarizing signatures on paperwork. Companies look at Notaries as professionals when it comes to providing document services and making sure documents are signed correctly. That’s not to say that a Notary will not mess up.

Read the entire blog article to find out what we can get to protect ourselves.

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: Toasting Up to Texas Title

It’s great to work with new title companies.  Well, it can be.  Notary Public Signing Agents must be careful in their dealings with companies that offer jobs in our areas.  This is something essential that i teach when I have my seminars and consultations with local Notaries Public. Promises to pay and large signing fees

Sonita M. Leak’s Notary Blog: One Stop Notary Shop Refinance Oversight

A 165-page Refinance Oversight transaction was completed in Westminster, South Carolina on the evening of November 22, 2016. The company requesting called saying they needed same-day service for a couple whose notary did not appear in their home state of Delaware before moving to South Carolina. Another notary was called on the South Carolina end

Sonita M. Leak’s Notary Blog: Breakfast at the Bank of America at Haywood and Pelham

Well, at least it was early enough to do that. Right at the crack of opening, a local resident came to 911 Haywood Road, Greenville South Carolina 29607, to have paperwork notarized before the Notary Public went to work on another assignment on behalf of Team Services Incorporated. The signer originally called the night before

Sonita M. Leak’s Notary Blog: Greenville Packed

Downtown Greenville was a pageant hub all weekend long; and because the city was bumbling with pageant contestants and parents, all of our regular spots were darn near full. Thankfully, we were able to find a quiet little corner at Port City Java in order to conduct a signing on behalf of a local resident

Notary Blog: Service with USPS Delivery

On the evening of November 4, 2016, a caller rang into GreenvilleNotary.com’s lines at 5:36 p.m. and by 5:46 p.m. the Notary was by his side signing a Form DS-3053: Statement of Consent – Issuing a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16.  Not only did the signer need to sign the form before a

Notary Blog: Haywood Estates Special Power of Attorney

Usually when visiting retirement communities, documents that need to  be signed are health related. However, the situations we come across at the hospital, assisted living facilities and communities here lately have dealt with many different issues: electricity changes, real property exchanges, benefits changes, etc.

Notary Consultation Alert: Introducing Larry Jackson

Having held his commission only since May of 2016, Larry Jackson  wanted to get a ‘Jump Start’ on his Notary Public Signing Agency tenure. So what resources are out there for new notaries that want to learn our business? Truthfully, there are MANY resources, however, they are so spread out or so general in nature

Notary Blog: Renunciation of Personal Representative Status

Noon on Friday, September 30, 2016, a local Pendleton Manor resident signed Very Important Documents.  Due to unfortunate events, the resident was unable to act on behalf of a relative who recently passed away.  Therefore, a Renunciation of Personal Representative Status form was signed before GreenvilleNotary.com Owner and State of South Carolina Notary Public Sonita

Live from the GCS Band Exhibition

Come one come all, come out to this free Greenville County School System Band Exhibition going on now in Mauldin South Carolina at Mauldin High School! Looking for something to do today with the kids? Well, look no further, you have come to the right place. There’s plenty of parking space out here, so grab

Vehicle Title Transfer | North Carolina to Duncan, SC

Late evening service was requested on the evening of Friday, July 29, 2016 for two South Carolina residents, one traveling from Abbeville County and the other residing in Duncan. Although both parties were South Carolina residents, the title in question was one hailing from North Carolina.   In the State of North Carolina, title documents

Notary for Amendment to Trust | Greer, SC

“As a resource, I have provided the link to a website where you can find your state’s Secretary of State website.  And yes, even the Secretary of State‘s website for South Carolina is included.” An Amendment Document to a Trust currently in place was completed on the 12th of May, 2016 in the city of

Notary for Online I-9 Auth | Carolina Ale House

“A very extensive Online I-9 Authorization signing was re-routed from one location to another.” Tonight’s signing occurred on the evening of March 23, 2016 at Carolina Ale House instead of a popular Downtown Greenvillebookstore. Because the original venue was packed to the hilt, we had to make some concessions. Well, not really a concession, we

Notary for Power of Attorney | Heartland West

An out-of-town relative of a patient utilizing the rehabilitation services of Heartland ManorCare called into our notary lines around 12:45pm on this bright Sunday afternoon. Her dilemma? A Durable Power of Attorney was needed on behalf of her relative, however, there were none printed and the relatives had no clue where to start. Enter us.

Notary for Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials | Rainer’s Café

What do I like to see?  A company that does it right!  Most notaries public here in the State of South Carolina know that we are not allowed to certify or deem original, nor copies of original documents as true and/or correct. With permission of my signer today, I would like to officially congratulate the

Notary Blog: North Carolina Couple Who Met on Valentine’s Day ‘Tie the Knot’

One year to the day they met, a North Carolina couple wanting to officially “tie the knot” was married along the Reedy River of Falls Park on the afternoon of Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14th. Performing an actual ‘tying of the knot’ ceremony, the couple gleefully walked off into the sunset, not before grabbing a

Notary Blog: Surprise Wedding Ceremony for a Friend of Owner

Our first wedding ceremony of the day began with a morning trip to Anderson, South Carolina, where a friend of GreenvilleNotary.com Owner Sonita Leak surprised her parents and son with a surprise ‘Sunday Family Dinner’ Wedding Ceremony. First introducing Sonita as her business partner to the family (which is true), the Bride, who is also a notary

Notary for Private Swearing-In Near Hyatt Regency | Downtown Greenville, SC

A short, private swearing-in ceremony was conducted on behalf of a private firm on the morning of Friday, February 12, 2016 in the area of the Hyatt Regency, Downtown Greenville, South Carolina. You are familiar with the fact that when you testify in a deposition, you must first be sworn in to that hearing.  Did

Notary for Affidavit on Behalf of Original Invention Documents | Coffee Underground

It was a snowy few hours in Greenville, South Carolina and during that time, a client’s dream of receiving notary service was realized.  The signer who appeared before the notary previously had another notary public for the state stamp original documentation.  This is a NO NO!  It is illegal as a State of South Carolina

Notary for Private Document Signing and Jurat/Affiant Statement | Carolina Ale House, Greenville

Thanks to waitress Tiffany for her awesome service; we had an excellent signing and dining experience at the Downtown Greenville Carolina Ale House Location. Due to the nature of the signing, no details regarding the type of signing will be disclosed.  A document and its signer appeared before the notary. The document came already signed by the person

Notary for Private Documents and Jurat with Affiant Statement | Coffee Underground

A repeat customer of GreenvilleNotary.com visited us yet again for the fifth time! Whether it’s because of the ease of paying by credit or debit card, because we’re open after hours or because we offer friendly customer service, we appreciate the business. Due to the public nature of the signing, no further details will be discussed, however, the signing

Notary for Affidavit of Eligibility/Publicity Release | Spill the Beans

Forgetting that the shipping outlet where she normally had documents notarized was closed after she departed from work, a Belton, South Carolina resident went searching for an after hours notary public and ran into GreenvilleNotary.com. Originally calling into our notary line around 6:30pm, the signer started to head back to Belton not soon after, thinking

Notary for PA Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title | Starbucks, S. Main, Greenville

Busy Monday morning!  A resident new to South Carolina, not being able to find his original Certificate of Title for a vehicle registered in Pennsylvania, had to fill out a duplicate Application for Certificate of Title by Owner and have his signature notarized on such form. The signer first had to find the correct form

Notary Congratulations: Jason & Skye Watkins {Married October 30, 2015} | The Bird House at Mountain View

Congratulations are in order for Jason & Skye Watkins, married on Friday, October 30, 2015.  The wedding was complete with celebratory ‘cartoon-character’ style, as the Groom wore a Spiderman-themed tie. Although it rained in previous days, the wedding date opened up for the most beautiful weather for the occasion. Jason, surrounded by his Best Man

Notary for Private Notarization at Moe Joe Cofee & Music House | Downtown Greenville

A short, sweet and very private document notarization went down at Moe Joe Coffee & Music House, 20 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601. Because it wasn’t quite yet Happy Hour and no band was playing at the time, it was a nice, quiet environment in which to conduct the signing.  Moe Joe is known for

Notary for Document Oversight for Pennsylvania Property | Another Broken Egg, Greenville

A Document Oversight happened at Another Broken Egg Cafe in Greenville, South Carolina.  The signing was scheduled for later in the day at the new South Carolina resident’s workplace, however, due to a change in schedules, their availability was open to signing earlier in the day. Printing for the documents was performed at FedEx Woods

Notary Blog: Congratulations for an Early Morning Ceremony, Now They’re Off!

Did you know that as an out-of-state (or out-of-country) resident, you can still get married in the State of South Carolina?  Show proof of identification and meet these requirements, and you too, can GET MARRIED!* Recently, we’ve married quite a few military-affiliated couples, as many of them were either being deployed, in transition, or needed

Notary for Limited Power of Attorney for Private Matters | Spill the Beans, Greenville

The signers (Principal and Attorney-in-Fact, husband and wife) called into GreenvilleNotary.com at 2:45pm on Sunday, October 18, 2015.  By 3:10pm, the signers were having their document taken care of. Thank you to the STB Downtown employee who assisted with witnessing the document signers pen their signature. Sometimes, just sometimes, there is a need for notary

Notary for Swearing In for Private Deposition Hearing for State of Florida Case | Headquarters

On the morning of Friday, October 2, 2015, a case that was previously continued from August was revisited.  Because the case originated in the State of Florida and the State of South Carolina resident, the Plaintiff involved in the case could not travel due to her career, the court system allowed the Deponent to be heard

Notary for Notice of Conditional Acceptance | GreenvilleNotary.com Headquarters

General Notary Work requires a signature and stamp/seal from a notary public, however, most Notary Signing Agent work requires a notary public to have and hold some type of ‘recognized’ certification, Errors and Omissions Insurance, a valid yearly background check screening and specific knowledge to the mortgage industry. Looking for a notary in the area with the above?

Notary for Private Vehicle-Related Document for Simpsonville Resident | Spill the Beans

The calls just keep rolling in to the GreenvilleNotary.com lines!  Wow, notarization #4, but officially #13 occurred in the late afternoon of Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Spill the Beans coffeehouse on behalf of a Simpsonville, South Carolina resident. Due to the nature of the signing, we’ll just say that this particular document was vehicle/driving-related

Vehicle Title Transfer

Notary for South Carolina Vehicle Transfer of Title to North Carolina Resident | Headquarters

On the evening of Thursday, September 24, 2015, GreenvilleNotary.com Owner Sonita M. Leak witnessed the signatures for a State of South Carolina notary on the transfer of title of his vehicle to another party, a resident of North Carolina.  The call rang in to our lines at approximately 4:50pm, and by 5:15pm, the new customers were being served! If

Notary and Witness for Four Critical Life Care Documents in 29617

Thanks to a willing witness, a signing on behalf of a disabled mother with power to act on behalf of her disabled daughter with Cerebral Palsy, happened.  We have to give it up to this signer, who completed a Durable Power of Attorney document for herself and a Durable Power of Attorney document on behalf of

Notary Blog: Congratulations to Curtis and Candice of Aiken, South Carolina | Fall Park on the Reedy

Congratulations are in order for a young couple traveling from Aiken, South Carolina on their way to their Honeymoon in Tennessee. In need of an wedding officiant on the way, they called to speak with Wedding Notary and Marriage Officiant Sonita M. Leak. Curtis and Candace Moseley traveled 2 1/2 hours to see the beautiful

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