Notary Blog & Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA From Greenville to Central to Clemson… What a Night! January 11, 2018 Greenville, SC I cannot stress enough the importance of taking daily naps. Because of an, ahem, lengthy nap had on this day, I was able to field three afternoon and evening assignments with ease.
It would be presumptuous for me to tell others to make a resolution list, especially since I don’t make them myself. I haven’t for many, many years. As a matter of fact, someone asked me JUST YESTERDAY what resolutions I had for the New Year 2018. My reply was not what they expected. I told them I didn’t have any and that if I resolve to do something, that it is for the long haul and that there is no ‘resolution’ for that. Read the post for some AWESOME Resolution Ideas from various sources.
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Via GreenvilleNotary.com Did you know that many of the forms you seek that require notarization through the State of South Carolina can be found HERE. By here, we mean the State of South Carolina’s Judicial Department Form Search Site. Why is this link so important? Through this link, you will find resources for documents and
Every National Bosses’ Day is a special day for me. It is a day where I can celebrate being my own Boss to both my Notary Service and Wedding Officiant businesses. When I began my journey, there were so many naysayers. I had people that I thought were in my corner saying that I needed
Join us at the new Stella’s Brasserie in Greenville for a delicious lunch while getting an etiquette refresher. Our speaker will be Sophia Daniels who will discuss Making an Impressive Impression for Business and Mind Your Manners for formal dining.
Original Blog Written on August 8, 2015 What do you do when you are the parent of a traveling minor who cannot sign his or her name party to a document because they are not legally able to do so for the fact that they are not the age of majority? Those parents or legal
“I Will Marry You” – Wedding Officiant and Notary Public Sonita M. Leak of Greenville, South Carolina
An example of a dire situation is when a person is admitted into ICU. There are tracheotomies, ventilators and other harsh conditions, such as paralysis that sometimes impede a signing when a person has been admitted into this ward. Hospital signings themselves can be tricky – maneuvering around HIPPA regulations (you cannot ask hospital staff if someone has Sound Mind), navigating the halls and room structure and sequestering family members are all a part of the job.
Duress, although not desired in ANY situation, happens often. Notaries, be aware for what to watch out for. Here is one article* you can turn to for some typical advice as it relates to minimizing your liability during signing, including duress.
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
Greenville Notary Service will not only provide you with the forms (not drafted by GreenvilleNotary.com nor Owner, Sonita M. Leak), but can also travel to your home, office, area hospitals, assisted living, rehabilitation centers and hospices to provide notary and document services to handle your private affairs.
Why we are open on major holidays is a question asked often. The main reason is because the world does not turning and business usually goes back to normal the next day. People have deadlines and transactions still have to be made. Therefore, we stay OPEN FOR BUSINESS and are OPEN FOR BUSINESS during these critical times.
This is a Blog Digest of all assignments conducted from Sunday, March 6, 2017 until Saturday, March 11, 2017.
The weekend is a time to enjoy spending quality time with family, friends and loved ones. What happens when you run a business and have to include serving customers? You make it work. The first customers of the day were a young Homestead at Hartness Community couple who wanted to get married without all the
Although notary service may be available at the ‘drop of a hat’, booking an appointment for service is always a pleasure and a plus. You now how the option to book your appointment with us right from the website at www.GreenvilleNotary.com.
We’ve finally figured it out. Now, you can go to www.GreenvilleNotary.com and discover several options to book your notary online. If you are in urgent need of service, it is best to call, however, you can schedule based on availability at this time.
A private document signing was conducted at St. Francis Bon Secours Hospital of Downtown Greenville on this morning of Monday, March 6, 2017.
This is a Blog Digest of all Assignments from Sunday, February 12, 2017 until Saturday, February 22, 2017
“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!”
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A signing for a vehicle-related transaction took place at an undisclosed location off of Haywood Road, Greenville, SC 29607. This is the first time working with Maverick Signings since recertifying through the National Notary Association.
oday’s transaction was on behalf of Kelly Services, yes the same Kelly Services that provides temporary placements for workers. Although there is a local Kelly Services office (located off of Garlington Road right here in Greenville), this work order arrived directly from Kelly Services Headquarters in Troy Michigan. In total, the transaction was…
Sometimes we give a lot of ourselves. Sometimes we give of ourselves not knowing if we’ll receive anything in return. Tonight, I experienced that. We are put in the middle of certain situations for a reason. In one way today, GreenvilleNotary.com was victorious. Nothing was found wrong with the work performed from a time period
I get posed the questions a lot, “How do I become a Notary Public?” Also, “How do I know what we’re doing today is a valid notarial act?” It’s easy to say in reply, “Consult your attorney.” Buuuuuut, did you know that there is a COMPLETE State of South Carolina Notary Public Manual easily accessible by visiting
A very complex, private assignment was carried out at this location on the afternoon of Friday, December 23, 2016. The assignment was assisted by Antron Holden, Sr., a student and mentee of GreenvilleNotary.com Owner Sonita M. Leak. Antron is the CEO and Owner of AikenNotary.com, based out of Aiken, South Carolina. Mr. Holden acted as witness during the transactions.
The frantic search was on for a Notary Public for a local resident. The reason being? A flight out-of-country was imminent for one of a pair of flyers. Not wanting to miss their very important flight, the parties called on our services to assist them with their document. On the morning of Friday, December 22,
We want to reach out to our friends, family members, customers and clients of GreenvilleNotary.com to pray you all a Merry Christmas. My family would not be the family we are without LOVE and lots of PRAYER, (yes, sometimes we all get on each other’s nerves), but what is a ‘perfect’ family. I dedicate this
Notary on the road and you need something notarized? Not a problem. Well, usually. A signing occurred close to Noon on Monday, December 19, 2016. The signer was a Repeat Customer of GreenvilleNotary.com and was about to leave his location of the Hughes Main Library by Noon. If he missed his chance to get the document signed, the result would have been absolutely no good.
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.
Just so you know, most bank notaries and even choice other notaries in public offices that have not completed Signing Agent training for out-of-state documents are not aware of some of the Interstate laws; they may not complete a signing correctly. You can be assured that here at GreenvilleNotary.com, we have many years of training to ensure that the entire document process is taken care of.
So, for the first time in GreenvilleNotary.com history, we visited two separate facilities related to one mission.
GreenvilleNotary.com received a phone call earlier in the day and completed a signing at FedEx a short time earlier. The Notary was immediately wisked away to an Elopement ceremony at Century Park in Greer, SC. Lo and behold, as soon as the Wedding ceremony was performed at Century Park, on the way back from the performance, a local
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.
Photo courtesy of somebody’s Ebay Dunkin’ Donuts Ornament, courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts. (Click the ornament to read the full article.)
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
Whether you know this facility by its new name or still refer to it as its previous, WE KNOW WHERE IT IS! 600 Old Sulphur Springs Road, Greenville, SC 29617 is one of the first places I approached when soliciting clients and customers for GreenvilleNotary.com.
When a person holds an Annuity, they receive metered payments from that Annuity, whether it be for a period of years or for their lifetime. There are many companies out there that seek out individuals and ‘offer’ them a lump sum payment. In other words, payments can be bought for a price.
Taking care of important paperwork is, in some cases, considered “tedious”, “unimportant” or is simply ignored. I will be the first to tell you that I have seen and heard of hundreds of situations where signers or loved ones are at their wits’ end attempting to figure out how to get a Will or Power of Attorney completed only ‘after’ a traumatic experience has occurred. It’s no fun. My advice? (Read the FULL blog article for more information.)
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
Today’s signing was conducted at Panera Bread, 708 Haywood Road, Greenville, SC 29607. And yes, payment was by way of Debit/Credit card, easy said, easy done. Signed. Sealed. Delivered.
As a Notary Public for the State of South Carolina, one of my duties is to follow the law of the land, stay abreast of those laws and also to conduct research for new information and opportunities. As a mentor to other Notaries Public, it is also my duty to inform other Notaries of opportunities
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Attention all Upstate Women in Business, Entrepreneurs, Stay at Home Moms, etc., the FemCity Greenville Connections Luncheon is right in the heart of Downtown Greenville, South Carolina today. What does that mean? That means that if you are on your lunch break, you can come by and enjoy the ladies that you see plastered all
I am looking to feature you. This has been quite a journey, none that would be accomplished without you, my fabulous Brides and Grooms!
The Plan: To have at least one couple featured on WeddingsbySonita.com each and every day of the year.
What else? Have a business? You know I will feature that too, as I am one for supporting local business (which I’m really passionate about).
Not knowing that the form required the notarization of only the caller’s spouse’s signature, a trip was made to Eggs Up Grill, 31 Augusta St, Greenville, SC 29601 to complete the signing, but lo and behold, after the notary left the pair, the signing was still incomplete.
No, not everyone likes Social Media, however, in times when you really need ‘cater to you’ service and you need a Notary Public, sometimes seeking resources on Social Media is the best way. Just ask Greenville360.com Founder, David Kabrin. That’s just how he found us… Quote, unquote, ” I’ve seen you plenty across social media
Mobile Notary Service in 15 minutes? Say it isn’t so… Yes, it is so. We can be there ASAP when you call. You can contact our service several ways: 1) By way of Good Ole Telephone at 864.214.6447 2) By email to firstname.lastname@example.org* 3) Picking up a Card on location, just about anywhere 4) Live Chat on
What better way to spend time signing documents other than while your car is being serviced at your customer’s car wash? Owner Dick Wong, thank you for the wonderful job your crew did on my vehicle, also, for calling me in your time of a need a few days before. We’re glad we could assist!
An afternoon Wedding Ceremony was performed by Wedding Notary Public and Marriage Officiant Sonita M. Leak on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Thanks to Lisa Baker of Lisa Baker Weddings (Weddings-byLisa.com) for calling on Weddings by Sonita to perform a ceremony on her behalf. We definitely look forward to working with her for future collaborations. Saturday’s ceremony