Notary Public Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Can You Explain This Witness Thing?

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There are only 5 states that allow notaries to act as witness. For information on those that do, you can navigate HERE. For a choice few of those states, their interstate rule is that if the document traveled from out of state and was witnessed by a notary public in that other state, the notary public… Continue reading

Notary Public Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | September 11, 2001: In Memoriam

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For those who lost their lives, their loved ones, their children and parents are still here.  Grab someone, tell them you love them. Life is beautiful and life is precious.  Don’t take it for granted.  So many of us do. Continue reading

Notary Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Dealing with Grief When Performing Notary Work

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The job of a notary can go from fairly simple to very complex in a matter of seconds.  Many trips to hospitals, assisted-living facilities and hospices can be daunting on the psyche of a notary. Continue reading

Notary Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Documents Not Written in English, Can we Notarize for Signatures?

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Here in South Carolina, you have the ability to notarize the signature of the party of a non-English written document for as long as the document’s notarial language is written in English. Continue reading