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January 22, 2018



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 Public Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Weekend Service When You Call? You Betcha!

People call at all hours of the day to our lines here at GreenvilleNotary.com, however, MOST services are rendered after hours, usually when there is a two-party document that needs to be signed.  Did you know that no matter where you are in the United States, both parties do not necessarily have to appear together

Notary Blog | Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day to All In-Office

Whether you are in a Virtual Office or a Brick-and-Mortar one, Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day to all who serve. Service through Carpal Tunnel, endless days and nights at the computer, suffering from eye strain (or not). Take it from this Notary Public, being an Administrative Professional can be a tough job!

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.

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: Affidavit of Loss en Español at Keller Williams

Duty called today for the Notary, Real Estate duty that is.  While on-call at Keller Williams Greenville Upstate, REALTOR(r) and GreenvilleNotary.com Owner received a call from a local party who needed assistance from a Notary Public who would, not only notarize her signature on a Spanish-language document, but would also assist her on her schedule.

Notary for I-9 Authorization | FedEx

“We, as notaries public CANNOT affix our stamp nor seal to an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form!” Well, at least we’re not supposed to. When a notary public or another authorized professional is presented with a Federal I-9 form, the usual case is that a party will be a remote employee or remote independent contractor

Notary for Vehicle-Related POA | Dunkin’ Donuts

The signer of a (and this was the name) Notarized Power of Attorney met with GreenvilleNotary.com Owner Sonita M. Leak on the afternoon of Sunday, April 10, 2016. Fearing not being able to find a notary public on the weekend, the caller phoned our notary service earlier in the morning in the hopes that at

Notary for Short Affidavit Signing | Starbucks

“Weekend service, even LATE!” A late Sunday evening signing went down at Starbucks 550 Main St., Suite 101, Greenville, South Carolina 29601. It’s a pleasure to be able to serve our Greenville Community At Large, it’s even more of a pleasure to serve them at their convenience. The signer called into the notary line earlier

Come Rain, Sleet or Snow… The Notary is In and Can Service Your Document!

Have you ever been in a situation where you drove around seeking a notary and none was available? Well, just so you know, unless I absolutely go friggin’ nuts, I will ALWAYS be available, come RAIN, SLEET or SNOW~ I notarize in the early hours and notarize in the evening. Basically, I notarize documents all

Chaplain Witnessing and When a Notary Says “No!” | Greenville Memorial Hospital

A GreenvilleNotary.com notary was in a rut to find a witness today.  Ran into one potential witness and it was a no-go because she didn’t have her identification on her person.  Upstairs, downstairs, all around the building, to no avail.  Heaven sent an Angel when one of the hospital chaplains appeared at hospital room’s door this evening.

Notary for SCDOT Damage Claim Form | GreenvilleNotary.com Headquarters

A local resident whose car was damaged due to a pothole on Highway I-85, called into the GreenvilleNotary.com phone lines at approximately 2:40pm for a State of South Carolina Department of Transportation Damage Claim Form. Although the signing involved just one (1) sheet of paper, it took longer than the normal run-of-the-mill signing because the

The Notary Minute Video: “Are you Notarizing Originals or True Copies?”

This video outlines what you can do, as a Notary Public here in the State of South Carolina for those signers who ask you to verify that a document is true and correct by ‘notarizing’ it. Content provided by National Notary Association Ambassador and Certified Notary Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak.

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 for 50% Transfer of Ownership of Trucking Business

Weekend service is our specialty!  With fast, convenient and knowledgeable notaries ON CALL on Saturday and Sunday, we aim to please. Two parties to an ownership transfer, one traveling from Georgia and another residing in the Upstate, South Carolina area, converged upon GreenvilleNotary.com headquarters in Greenville.  Because the transferror had to travel back to her

SC-Tailored National Notary Association Drafted Jurat/Affiant Statement For My Neighbor!

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,

Notary for World Changer’s Church Mission Trip Parental Permission Form

The signer was in a mad dash to find a notary public at the Eleventh hour and GreenvillleNotary.com came through. At approximately 8:50pm, the call rang in to the GreenvilleNotary.com phone lines.  Less than an hour later, with paper in hand, the signer, from Fountain Inn, beat US to the Woodruff Road Wal-mart location with

What Do You Do When the Mobile Notary Needs a Mobile Notary?

So that is a valid question that arises from time to time…  Can a notary public notarize their own signature?  Not ever, for any reason, can a notary public EVER notarize their own signature.  Relatives’ signatures are off the market for most documents, however, there are some transactions where a family member may be able

Notary for Promissory Note and Bill of Sale Signing off of Grove Road, Greenville

On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, a local Greenville resident called from J-Auto Service on the corner of Grove and White Horse Road with the need of a document and with the need of a notary.  There are many states that allow notaries to draft documents on behalf of parties needing document notarization, however, South Carolina is NOT one

Notary and Provided Witness for Will Document in Greenville, SC

The witnessing and notarization of a Will document occurred on the morning of Thursday, May 7, 2015 for a local Greenville, South Carolina resident on the run.  Not knowing before had that we knew the signer, Notary Public and Owner Sonita M. Leak, was able to witness and notarize the document for the principal without

New Blog Post: Notary for Power of Attorney Document at Diamond Health & Rehab, Simpsonville

Notaries, whenever relatives or loved ones call from an assisted living facility you MUST carefully pay attention to the situation at hand.  Duress is real and it occurs often. Duress, considered (citing 123Notary.com’s Notary Glossary) constraint by threat, or coercion. On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak was called

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

A South Carolina Health Care Power of Attorney and a separate Durable Power of Attorney were signed by a principal at Greenville Memorial Hospital, witnessed by the family member of another patient, Sonita M. Leak and then notarized by the same. This signing occurred on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, our FIRST NOTARIZATION IN MARCH! Thanks

New Blog Post: Notary for Broker Application Package Oversight – Simpsonville, SC

A broker application package for a home refinance was completed by a local Simpsonville, South Carolina resident on Friday, February 6, 2015.  Thank you to Professional Settlement Services for another successful and pleasant experience.  After completion of the signing, there were several fax-backs. Did you know that we offer fax services along with the documents we

New Blog Post: Notary for Affidavit of No Record in Gray Court, SC

Beacon Legal Support again relied on GreenvilleNotary.com to carry through with another Affidavit of No Record for a Greenville Hospital System facility in Gray Court, SC. On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak performed a notarization for the staff of Laurens Family Medical Center in regard to a “non-existence of

Notary for Duke Energy Notarize, Scan & Fax

On the morning of Monday, January 12, 2015, a local resident called GreenvilleNotary.com for another individual in regard to the signing and notarization of a Duke Energy Identity Verification Form. By 3:00pm, the resident, Certified Notary Signing Agent Sonita Leak (along with some little witnesses tagging along) completed the verification at OJ’s Diner. OJ’s Diner

Notary for Portuguese Language Document – Can’t Notarize Directly, But This is What We CAN Do…

On October 9, 2014, a local resident presented us with a document from the Brazilian Consulate which was printed in the Portuguese language.  Although, at the time, we could not notarize said document, what the resident could do is present the document before a Certified Translator, and either 1) Have the Certified Translator’s signature notarized

Notary Needed Near Poinsett Hwy on behalf of Chase Bank September 12, 2014

Busy Friday!  A Notary Public was called and answered for a Seller-Side Florida Property Closing located in Greenville, SC 29609 on Friday, September 12, 2014.  Thank you to Skye Closings for this assignment.  It is always a pleasure to work with you!  We are glad that you chose our company to handle your assignment today. Are

Notary Needed for Finder of Fact Document, September 1, 2014

This Labor Day Holiday, Monday September 1, 2014, a Notary Public was needed and the call was answered by Certified Signing Agent Sonita Leak. The signing involved a Finder of Fact Document. It was signed by a local Mauldin, SC resident and notarized in the Wells Fargo Plaza off of North Main Street, Downtown Greenville

Notary for Adoption Alert! FedEx Center July 28, 2014

Meet these AWESOME folks! Not only are the Nalleys adopting 1 child, they are adopting 3… 28 documents in all to notarize, a BILLION signatures and guess who my previous customer came back to? Get it done right the first and final time. Call me, Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak at 864.214.6447

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 Sonita Leak for Unclaimed Goods Form at Spill the Beans June 24, 2014

An Unclaimed Goods Form from the Office of Probate, Greenville County was signed by a local resident and notarized by Sonita M. Leak, Certified Notary Signing Agent on June 24, 2014.  This signing took place at Spill the Beans located at the corners of S. Main Street and Camperdown Way, Downtown Greenville. We at GreenvilleNotary.com, notarize

South Carolina SC – How to Apply for a Marriage License

South Carolina SC – How to Apply for a Marriage License To get married in the state of South Carolina, you need to obtain a marriage license. The following requirements apply to both residents and non-residents:   The bride and groom must appear together at the office of a South Carolina county probate judge and

Notary Public Assignment: Spousal Consent Form Completed at OJ’s Diner on 1/24/2014

A Notary Public was called and a spousal consent form was signed and notarized on Friday, January 24, 2014 for a local resident (RR) at OJ’s Diner, located at 907 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC 29611.  You called us when you were in need and we definitely appreciate your business.  We followed good business with GOOD

Notary Public Assignment: Power of Attorney and Medial Directive Documents

A Notary Public was called and completed a set of documents pertaining to Powers of Attorney and Medical Directives for two local residents at OJ’s Diner, located at 907 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC, on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  Thank you for your local business and we look forward to serving your need for us in

Notary Public: Berea Wal-Mart 6134 White Horse Rd, Greenville – 29611

A Privacy Statement and Parent Permission was signed and notarized by a GreenvilleNotary.com Certified Notary Public Signing Agent on behalf of a National Fraternal Organization and local residents on Saturday, January 11, 2014.(V&JG)  Thank you for your patronage.  This assignment was an impromptu weekend service assignment.  Come to GreenvilleNotary.com for ALL your notary service needs! 

Notary for Duke Energy Identity Verification Form: Signed, Notarized and Faxed

A Duke Energy Identity Verification Form was signed and notarized at 6134 White Horse Rd, Greenville, SC. on January 5, 2014 for a local resident (PG). Assignment performed by Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak. We appreciate you calling on us to get your document signed and sent off to Duke Energy so that power

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