Some Notaries are unfamiliar with the process altogether. There are a handful of us that know that the form should NOT BE STAMPED. Some forms come with Attestation forms or other acknowledgment forms for that very reason.
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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.
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.
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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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
“Busy day, busy day.” So when we thought the day couldn’t get any busier, the last signing of the day occurred at Panera Bread, 6015 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Taylors, SC 29687. It must have been “Panera Bread Night“, like Thursday, April 21st was “Jimmy John’s Day” because the restaurant was packed! Due to the very private
“Weekend notary fun wouldn’t be complete without signing a few documents.” I believe this to be the biggest weekend in notary history here at GreenvilleNotary.com! Signing documents is usually an easy task for this notary; this weekend has been OFF the charts. With a proposed three signings on Sunday alone, this has been by far
“Don’t forget to set your clocks forward in honor of Daylight Savings Time at 2:00AM!” Weekend service is our specialty at GreenvilleNotary.com, that’s why when a local person in a rush to get their significant other recognized on their employment paperwork, we were there to answer. The form – a Greenville Hospital System Common Law
On the Afternoon of Wednesday, March 9, 2016, a private out-of state document was signed by a recently transferred South-Carolina resident. The signing occurred near Staples (one of my favorite places, by the way), home of an employee I always call ‘Work Famous’. I call her this because she always greets her customers with a
Notarize a document on the weekend, and on a SUNDAY no less? Yes, we do that. Grab a witness last minute? Yeah, we’ve learned to do that well too. Thank you to Lindsey, Co-Owner of The Village Grind in assisting us with our Very Important Document this morning for out-of-state residents traveling through. Due to the
Two Jurat and Affiant Statements, drafted by the National Notary Association, were completed on the evening of Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Due to privacy concerns, there is no further information on this particular assignment, however, we can give you more information on a Jurat/Affiant Statement. This statement looks like THIS. As you see on the form itself, there is
Shortly before our Greenville County Square nuptials’ ceremony, a local party called in from the Berea area of Greenville in urgent need of a notary public. Send him to another notary public elsewhere? Of course not. The document was for an Affidavit of No Insurance (or similar form due to privacy concerns). The signer needed
Leasing or buying a vehicle can be quite a difficult process. Just ask the notary! Have no fear, however, we are here to help companies and their clients figure out the daunting paperwork. Where to sign? Where to not sign? Where to initial, where to make corrections and make those corrections CORRECTLY. You can call
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
A ‘close-to-home’ signer for a South Carolina Department of Transportation Damage Claim Form called into the notary lines urgently stating that he’d been on the hunt for a notary ALL DAY. Not living more than a mile away from GreenvilleNotary.com Headquarters, it’s a good thing he did an online search to find our notary public
Notary Service in the evening can be difficult to attain. I know, because I’ve sought a notary in the evening at one point, being a notary myself. Unfortunately, as a notary public, I cannot notarize on behalf of my paperwork. Yes, I know, it sounds like a no-brainer, right? Well, now and then there’s a
So who’s got cabin fever still? Not Notary Public Sonita M. Leak and family. We finally made it out of the cocoon of the sheltered home to venture out into the streets of Greenville, South Carolina. Our streets. And with getting out and about, you know we had to venture. It’s great to see just
On the afternoon of Friday, January 8, 2016, a caller for a rescheduled apppointment appeared before a notary at The Village Grind coffee shop. The signing was for a Jurat/Affiant Statement. Residents will call in to have identification ‘authorized’ or ‘certified as an original or true copy’ by a notary public. Unfortunately, Notaries Public in the State of South Carolina do not have the ability to do this.
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On Friday, December 11, 2015, a private lawsuit document was signed, along with several powers of attorney and medical authorization forms in Marietta, South Carolina. Due to privacy concerns, no details regarding the companies involved will be disclosed. So, let’s talk a little bit about Marietta… Where in the world IS Marietta, South Carolina?!?!? Marietta,
What do you do with a nice, warm Sunday afternoon in December? Why, you go outside and enjoy it! What do you do when someone needs a notary on Sunday? You call on GreenvilleNotary.com! A local Upstate resident needed to sign a Duke Energy Identity Verification Form in front of a notary public and have his
A repeat customer was served on the evening of Friday, November 13, 2015 at Coffee Underground, 1 East Coffee Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601. Service was for private documents. There were a total of two (2) notarial acts performed by the notary public. This was the third appearance for our customer tonight, the second at
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
A Piedmont, South Carolina resident traveled from her home into Greenville to have her signature notarized on a document. The document was an Affidavit of Residence for the Greenville County School District. This document is fairly short and sweet, however, the signer’s bank did not have a notary public. What to do when the time is
Our third signing of the day (and third at Spill the Beans) occurred early evening on Sunday, October 18, 2015. The signer was a repeat customer who presented us with similar documents. An additional Individual Acknowledgment was needed because one document’s notarial language was incomplete. This certificate was provided by the National Notary Association to GreenvilleNotary.com Owner
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
A return trip for Decedent Documents was carried out on the morning of Friday, October 16, 2015 to Brookdale Senior Living (formerly Emeritus at Bellaire Place) for a signer we visited a couple of days ago. As a note for future Greenville County Probate Court document signers, please fill out any appropriate forms you may
Thank you to the signers who attended the event. Thank you notaries, your assistance was essential to making today work!!! Service was provided today for: Power of Attorney Documents, Will, Trust, Quitclaim Deed to Trust, HIPAA Authorization Form, Declaration Statement, Advanced Directive Form A sincere thanks to Notary Public Bethinina Gary, who assisted Sonita with
Having an expired or non-existent ID can be seen as a worst-case scenario when it comes to needing a document notarized. Have no fear, you can STILL have that document notarized! When a person’s form of valid, government-issued ID has expired or they’ve lost it, they must appear before the notary with two credible witnesses
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
An oversight transaction involving 152 pages, printed twice, occurred on the morning of Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Thanks to Central Signing Service and Old Republic Title‘s quick thinking, and our willingness to help. Both companies were in a scramble to find a notary to assist them with this hefty package. Yesterday’s post was dedicated to
An Out-of-state resident visited us at GreenvilleNotary.com’s Headquarters for a Division of Motor Vehicles Application for Kentucky Certificate of Title or Registration. In this case, the person signing did NOT have a South Carolina identification card. Just so you know, in order to have a document notarized, you do not have to specifically have a
So, going about the normal course of duty and my neighbor says, “Hey miss, I have a document here that I need to get notarized.” The document was a copy of an original Bill of Sale with an attached copy of the Certificate of Origin of a Vehicle. It was explained to the neighbor that,
A seemingly complicated situation, a local party produced a typewritten letter dated June 4, 2015. Because the letter was pre-dated, there is nothing as a notary I can do. However, what the signer can do is fill out a Jurat/Affiant Statement, sign it and in turn, only then, can the notary public fill out the
National Notary Association Notary of the Year 2010 and Orangeburg, South Carolina Native Daniel C. Lewis of Lewis Notary Services and Head of the Indiana Notary Association came back through his home state! While making his rounds with nationwide seminars mentoring other notaries public, he made a visit to Greenville, South Carolina, just to see what we’re
Stay-at-home parent? Retired? Disabled? Looking for full-time self-employment or an additional way to make ends meet? The “Earn More With Your Notary Commission” Seminar is slated for March 5, 2015 at the Mount Pleasant Community Center. Join other South Carolina Notaries Public for this insightful seminar on how to take advantage of your Notary Public
National Notary Association Ambassadorship is a designation bestowed upon choice NNA Members nationwide for their focus on notary mentoring, social media networking, local legislative support, and expertise in the field. On February 10, 2015, GreenvilleNotary.com Owner and Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak was awarded the honor of becoming an NNA Notary Ambassador®! For more information on NNA Ambassadorship
An I-9 Employee Identification Form was signed by a local resident searching for a notary on the afternoon of Friday, September 12, 2014. Although Notary Public Sonita Leak was amidst a wedding ceremony, the resident was accommodated shortly thereafter. As referenced in an article written this month for the National Notary Association, I-9 Forms are NOT notarized,
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