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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!

Notary Blog: OOS-Initiated Last Will and Testament

This execution occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 18, 2016 near the Atrium Elevators of Greenville Memorial Hospital. The signing needed the assistance of two witnesses, none of which could be the Notary Public, as the signing was for a document that would be traveling Interstate and required the viewing of

Notary Blog: Buyer/Seller Package in Greer

Thanks to a company named Notaries to You, we can get a Notary to you.  The services that we provide to local (and nationwide) signers is almost unheard of when you speak to the general population.  However, there are many Notary Public Signing Agents all across the country that provide notary, scan, fax and email services

Notary Blog: Late Night with Upstate Mobile Notaries Collabo

So what do you do when a signer calls in at 9:30pm on a weekend needing notary service, later in the evening?  Well, first of all, you meet them in as public a place as possible. So, what do you do when signers call in at 9:30pm on a weekend needing a witness party to the documents

Notary for Evening Docs | Westin Poinsett

“Call 864.214.6447 to get your document or documentzzzzzz notarized, we’ll leave the light on.” A private document signing occurred on the evening of Thursday, April 28, 2016. Thank you to the notary who referred this party to our service, we greatly appreciate you. Calling GreenvilleNotary.com at the Eleventh Hour? We can’t be mad, it’s what

Notary for Private Documents | Hyatt Starbucks

“Just so you know, a notary public has a duty and obligation to NEVER sign a document that is not completed…” A quiet and quick two-document signing took place on the afternoon of Sunday, April 24, 2016. During the busy hubbub of what is Downtown Greenville, South Carolina now that the warm weather is among

Notary for Durable Power of Attorney | ICU

“Notarizing on behalf of a patient who is under the influence of drugs is a NO – NO!” Early evening on Monday, March 28, 2016, the Granddaughter of a Greenville Memorial Intensive Care Unit patient called into the notary lines regarding a fairly urgent Durable Power of Attorney. Not knowing the outcome of the situation,

Notary for Affidavit of Residence | Coffee Underground

“Usually Affidavits of Residence are signed closer to the beginning of the school year.” The beginning of the school year is usually when the flood of them come in, however, an Affidavit of Residence can show up at our doorstep at any time. This is what occurred on this morning of Monday, March 7, 2016.

Notary for SC Loan Modification | Greer, SC

“Usually South Carolina Loan Modifications are signed with multiple copies in tow.” When we received the call into the GreenvilleNotary.com lines, we were prepared for the…. BEST! This signing involved only one signature of one copy of a Loan Modification. The signing was located 38 minutes away in Greer, South Carolina 29651, but that didn’t

Notary for Affidavit of No Insurance | Greenville County Square

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

Notary for Finalization of Divorce | Cityview Area, Greenville

A repeat signer called into GreenvilleNotary.com for the second part of his Divorce signing.  Because the Divorce was uncontested in nature, many of the documents involved required each party’s signature, followed by a notary’s verification that the parties appeared before them.  Because each party was in a different location, only on one of the parties

Notary Blog: Wedding Consultation of the All Occasion Celebrations Kind

Love, love, love!!!  We at GreenvilleNotary.com just LOVE working with Krystal Donald and the All Occasion Celebrations crew! We love working with them so much that we’re working on yet another wedding ceremony with them Fall 2016! Today’s meeting involved a couple planning their rehearsal, nuptials’ ceremony and following reception. For those of you who

Notary for Private Documents Near Closing Time | Spill the Beans, Downtown Greenville

A local resident close to Woodruff Road in Greenville searched high and low for a notary on Sunday, Valentine’s Day no less.  What notary service was open and available? GreenvilleNotary.com, of course!  Although it was a very busy day for couples, it is just as important for us to be available for those needing signatures

Notary for Two (2) Documents Typewritten in French | The Village Grind

Close to The Village Grind’s closing time of 4:00 PM, GreenvilleNotary.com Owner and Notary Public Sonita M. Leak met with a local resident of the Upstate to notarize her signature party to a document completely written in French. People will call into our Notary Service and inquire about having documents that are written in another language

Notary for Private Document Signing at Copper River Grill | Easley, SC

What does a notary public do when they are on the way from one signing to another and they receive a notary call?  Well, if it’s in between, YOU ANSWER IT! This is what happened on the evening of Sunday, November 29, 2015.  An Easley resident called into the GreenvilleNotary.com lines shortly before 5pm needing

Notary Blog: Congratulations are in Order, Our Second Marriage of the Day| Falls Park on the Reedy

Wedding bells are in the air.  Wedding season is ALL YEAR LONG, and with tonight’s wedding, that makes two ceremonies for the day! Fall is in the air, the leaves are changing color, it’s the perfect mix for wedded bliss. A young Greenville County couple tied the knot just under the terrace of Passerelle Bistro

Notary for Ocwen South Carolina Non-Hamp Loan Modification | Headquarters

The ball didn’t get rolling for GreenvilleNotary.com until after noon.  Then everyone and their mother seemed to call for notary service.  Ok, so we exaggerate much, however, it was quite a busy afternoon/evening.  The day started with a call for service around 1:15pm for two local residents in need of a notary public that could

Introducing The Notary Minute: First Edition, August 22, 2015

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 by Certified Notary Public and GreenvilleNotary.com Owner Sonita M. Leak.

Notary for Document Witnessing and More Information on Notaries Acting as Witnesses

There are times where you do not want prying neighbors or even relatives to know when you are signing particular documents.  However, there are times when you are signing documents where a witness is needed?  What do you do?  Well, today, THIS HAPPENED.  The witnessing of a document took place on the evening of July

Notary for Private Documents Notarization at Coffee Underground

This morning at 8:36am, the virtual offices of GreenvilleNotary.com received a call from a local Greer resident needing some private documents notarized, and notarized fairly quickly before an afternoon meeting. The signer also needed two witnesses party to the document. Normally, the notary public may act as a witness party to choice transactions, however, the

Notary for Acknowledgment of a Durable Power of Attorney Notarization

On May 26, 2015, Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak notarized a Durable Power of Attorney on behalf of a Seneca, South Carolina resident.  Because follow-up was needed for a transaction occurring in another state, a notary acknowledgment was completed in reference to the signing, witnessing and notarization of said document.  This request

Notary for Open Arms Hospice/McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, South Carolina

A Power of Attorney Document was signed on behalf of a physically unable patient at the Open Arms Hospice, also known as the McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, Greenville County, South Carolina on Monday, April 20, 2015.  In attendance were Certified Notary Public, who signed in the capacity (in place of the Principal) and as notary. 

Notary for Power of Attorney Documents for Local Resident Giving Power to Act to Texas Resident

A local resident gave durable powers to a party in the State of Texas regarding all matters dealt with in that state. Along with additional documentation, because the Principal did not have photo identification, another local resident bearing valid government identification did however sign and affirm by oath that they knew Principal. This assignment was

Notary for Warranty Deed Signing in Sunset, South Carolina

A Warranty Deed signing for an out-of-state property was overseen and notarized by Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M Leak on the morning of Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  This assignment was witnessed by a third party, no relation to the signer and not party to the ensuing document signed. Ms. Leak acted as one of

New Blog Post: Notary for Affidavit Side of Swearing-in Ceremony for Hearing

So what do you do when you have two notaries on stand-by for a hearing and they BOTH show up?  Well, one swears the party in of course, and the other (that would be Certified Notary Signing Agent and GreenvilleNotary.com Owner Sonita M. Leak), she completes the jurat (or written oath statement) and notarizes it.

New Blog Post: Notary for Simple Handwritten Authorization Letter at Spill the Beans, Greenville

On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak answered a call for a notary for a simple handwritten letter giving authorization to another party to perform a certain action.  Because the document was handwritten, not typed and contained no notarial wording, a loose acknowledgment was completed and then attached to

New Blog Post: Notary for State Farm Insurance Claim Form and Fax in Nicholtown Green

On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak traveled to a local resident in regard to a State Farm Insurance Claim Form.   The form was signed by the claimant, notarized and then faxed at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE to the requesting party. This assignment was completed at the Nicholtown Green at Heritage Apartments

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New Blog Post: Notary for Urgent FedEx After-Hours Signing & Safety Precaution!

Around 5:30pm on Monday, January 26, 2015, GreenvilleNotary.com received a call in regard to a local resident who needed to have a document notarized.  The document was a two-party document, and to prevent each signer from having to appear before a separate notary, Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak answered the call. Our

New Blog Post: Notary for Duke Energy Identity Verification Form

In the afternoon hours of Thursday, January 22, 2015, a local resident called GreenvilleNotary.com to have a Duke Energy Identity Verification Form signed and notarized.  Information for the general public.  Many of you have inquired whether my “stamp” is valid for the notarial process.  I want to assure you that it is sufficient.  The State

Notary for Diamond Health and Rehab Resident in Simpsonville, SC

Several documents, to include a South Carolina Healthcare Power of Attorney, Durable Power of Attorney and a Living Will were signed by a Diamond Health and Rehabilitation patient, witnessed by an uninterested third party and Sonita M. Leak, then notarized by the same. Ms. Leak is a Certified Notary Public Signing Agent who services the

Notary for Out of State Property Closing for Two Georgia Residents at Wells Fargo

An Attorney-assisted Georgia Property Closing was conducted at Wells Fargo Bank, 3439 Clemson Boulevard in Anderson, SC 29621. Thank you Branch Manager Raechel for your hospitality to our signers today.  Your kindness was much appreciated! This assignment was completed on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Anderson, SC on behalf of American Title.  This signing was

Notary for Four-Individual Affidavit Process – Downtown Greenville

A witnessing and notarization occurred for four individuals near Downtown Greenville, SC on the evening of Monday, November 10, 2014.  One of the signers happened to have been a previous GreenvilleNotary.com customer.  AMAZING! Sonita M. Leak performed the notarization of said documents. Thank you for calling us to complete this signing.   We were available after-hours, when all parties

GreenvilleNotary.com Notary Public for Decedent Document in Taylors, SC

A notarization on behalf of a Taylors, South Carolina resident occurred on Monday, November 3, 2014 for a decedent document (Renunciation of Administration) party to the state of New Jersey.  Thank you Danielle M. Baker, in light of having surgery, for allowing me to complete this signing on your behalf.  You’re an awesome Wedding Officiant

Notary for Seller-Side Documents at Woods Lake FedEx October 8, 2014

Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita Leak conducted a last-minute out-of-state property seller-side package signing at the FedEx Copy and Print Center located at 550 Woods Lake Drive on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.  The call was received at approximately 7:45pm and GreenvilleNotary.com was ON IT!  Please, please, please do not trust a party unfamiliar with these types

Notary Needed for Loan Modification in Simpsonville August 23, 2014

A loan modification is one the most descriptive documents you can sign and have returned back to the signer. If either the signer or notary is not careful in how they sign the documents, they can fail. What does this mean to the party seeking the loan mod? TIME and MONEY. Get YOUR document signed

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