Notary Public Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | The Signer Must Appear Before the Notary Public in South Carolina

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It was the perfect situation, I was headed toward Downtown Greenville and JUST passing a particular Pendleton Street gas station when a call rang in to the notary line regarding one signature and one stamp document. It seemed like pie in the sky. Would this be the quickest call and signing to go down in our notary record books? Continue reading

Notary Public Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | A Tale of Two Transactions: Privacy, Security & Oversight, Featuring EMD Settlement Group

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Signing paperwork for items such as Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure, home purchases or sales, and other types of transactions is a daily for me.  Many signers want to avoid ‘the nosey neighbor’ or just want privacy for other reasons.  We, as notary signing agents, assist in these types of witnessing events as well. Continue reading

Notary Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | This Week is Dimming Down, Don’t be a Clown and Don’t You Frown

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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. Continue reading