The Notary Files | “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

The Notary Files: When a Signer Cannot Physically Sign Paperwork (SC only)

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Click the sound byte below to hear what notaries can do when a principal with sound mind can only make a mark or cannot physically sign at all. Visit the Secretary of State’s Notary Public Manual by Clicking Here. Posted … Continue reading

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

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 of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Swearing-In Is a Part of Our Duties As Notaries Public

Whether you have recently moved and a matter began and is continuing in another jurisdiction, are party to a class-action lawsuit that originated in another jurisdiction, or have been subpoenaed to appear in a matter that occurred in another jurisdiction, your appearance may be telephonic.  Life happens, don’t make your expected appearance a Failure to Appear! Continue reading