Some tips for other Notaries Public when performing signings in which Duress may be a factor. Also, there are several agencies you can seek assistance from should you feel you or someone you care for may be in danger or may be under the coercive deception of a loved-one.
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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
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Every National Bosses’ Day is a special day for me. It is a day where I can celebrate being my own Boss to both my Notary Service and Wedding Officiant businesses. When I began my journey, there were so many naysayers. I had people that I thought were in my corner saying that I needed
With prior scheduling, most couples look to their Pastor or a local Minister to marry them. Many of the local Ministers and Pastors are also Notaries Public. They, with proper ordainment, already have the authority to marry these couples. Some couples choose to have a large formal ceremony. Some couples choose to have a small elopement before their larger ceremony. Some, just want the no-frills paperwork signing. If by chance you want the quick route to marriage, or if you just want to legalize the process before your ‘Big Shebang’ Ceremony later, a Notary Public might be your better option.
Some Notaries are unfamiliar with the process altogether. There are a handful of us that know that the form should NOT BE STAMPED. Some forms come with Attestation forms or other acknowledgment forms for that very reason.
Mid-week is here… Call now to get those documents signed. Documents that you would not expect needing signature notarization sometimes REQUIRE it. During this time of year, Summer Camp Form Authorizations for parents are quite popular; so are Arbitrary Agreements that allow parents to give permission for their minor children to gain employment during the Summer
I see Sellers and Buyers of vehicles from week to week, from small compact cars to boat motors, handling interstate transactions, mostly. People call with questions. When people call with questions, of course I refer them to their local Department of Motor Vehicles. However, there are some things signers should know when dealing with these
So, along the way to your family barbecue, you realized that you didn’t get those important documents signed, sealed nor delivered. That’s quite alright with us. You can get it done today. GreenvilleNotary.com is open early and after hours on MOST DAYS. Need a document signed, signature notarized and then scanned or faxed to the
“I Will Marry You” – Wedding Officiant and Notary Public Sonita M. Leak of Greenville, South Carolina
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.
Duress, although not desired in ANY situation, happens often. Notaries, be aware for what to watch out for. Here is one article* you can turn to for some typical advice as it relates to minimizing your liability during signing, including duress.
Mark and Shannon met through a mutual contact and dated long distance back and forth between Greenville and Philadelphia for about 6 months. Mark and Shannon were married in Greenville, South Carolina in the afternoon of Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
This morning’s marriage ceremony (Wednesday, May 10, 2017) took place directly outside of the Starbucks located at 550 South Main Street, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601. Congratulations are in order for the couple married officially ON PAPER to have a large and more intimate ceremony at a later date.
Although the Monday through Friday workweek is almost over, have no fear, your local Notary Public is ‘In’.
Don’t forget, Tax Day is TOMORROW, April 18th!
This post was written in Anderson, South Carolina. While sitting composing this post today, I learned that Anderson was the first city in the south to have electric power lines, hence its nickname, ‘The Electric City’ (and inspiration for our lightning bolt featured image). Michael at (read the full article for location information), thank you for this little tid bit about the City of Anderson!
Thanks to all of the crew members, especially Kendra, my server, for keeping me company while alternate moves had to be made today.
“I need a notary in Greenville, RIGHT AWAY! It’s going to take me two hours to get to you…”
The weekend is a time to enjoy spending quality time with family, friends and loved ones. What happens when you run a business and have to include serving customers? You make it work. The first customers of the day were a young Homestead at Hartness Community couple who wanted to get married without all the
Remember folks, as much as I love performing notary work, there are multiple options on having your documents notarized, especially during business hours when someone at your place of business, the bank, or even a tax preparation office may have a notary public on hand.
Going through a full day and being able to assist a total of seven (7) people with their important transactions during the day? That was even better bliss for us here at GreenvilleNotary.com. A synopsis of Thursday, March 2, 2017 is as follows:
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Notary Digest for the Week of January 29, 2017 – February 4, 2017 | 3 Marriages and MORE!
Today’s signing was realized at the previous signing location of FedEx Woods Lake, 550 Woods Lake Road, Greenville, SC 29607. A Jurat/Affiant Statement was printed and completed. The signature of the Affiant was then notarized by GreenvilleNotary.com Owner Sonita M. Leak.
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Often, I receive emails from different people regarding what we CAN and CANNOT do as Notaries Public here in South Carolina. As it is a given, we are not attorneys, however, as a Notary Public Signing Agent, companies rely on me to complete additional duties that are NOT synonymous with being an attorney. Some question whether we work in the capacity of a….
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Quite often when a party requests a cash-out of an IRA, 401K or some type of other investment, if said person is married, they must get a Spousal Consent Form signed by that spouse and the signature must be notarized. We’ll call the form VALIC for short, however, VALIC actually stands for Variable Annuity Life Insurance
GreenvilleNotary.com works with Title companies and Real Estate firms nationwide to handle their out-of-state oversight transactions. These transactions include, but are not limited to:
On this day of remembrance of everything that Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for in the fight for equality, we are constantly reminded of the progress we’ve made as a nation. With progress have come shortcomings and hindrances, however, our outlook must remain a positive one. Today, take a moment of silence to remember those
A signing that was set for a rehabilitation facility located on Highway 14 in Simpsonville, South Carolina did not occur. It seems like we’ve had more and more occurrences where we are set to see patients within facilities, however, the transaction of signing paperwork does not occur because of one of many reasons. If you
Just when you thought a Notary Public was not available to help you with your paper work, lo and behold! Whether we’re in the office, out and about, or just about anywhere GreenvilleNotary.com is available to help you with your documents. We received three calls in a 10-minute time span earlier in the day, however,
Did you know that if you have a document that needs to be signed and notarized by a Notary Public that the chaplain or a member of the Chaplain Services Department of the Greenville Health System will be able to assist in the witnessing thereof?
A very complex, private assignment was carried out at this location on the afternoon of Friday, December 23, 2016. The assignment was assisted by Antron Holden, Sr., a student and mentee of GreenvilleNotary.com Owner Sonita M. Leak. Antron is the CEO and Owner of AikenNotary.com, based out of Aiken, South Carolina. Mr. Holden acted as witness during the transactions.
The frantic search was on for a Notary Public for a local resident. The reason being? A flight out-of-country was imminent for one of a pair of flyers. Not wanting to miss their very important flight, the parties called on our services to assist them with their document. On the morning of Friday, December 22,
Notary on the road and you need something notarized? Not a problem. Well, usually. A signing occurred close to Noon on Monday, December 19, 2016. The signer was a Repeat Customer of GreenvilleNotary.com and was about to leave his location of the Hughes Main Library by Noon. If he missed his chance to get the document signed, the result would have been absolutely no good.
GreenvilleNotary.com received a phone call earlier in the day and completed a signing at FedEx a short time earlier. The Notary was immediately wisked away to an Elopement ceremony at Century Park in Greer, SC. Lo and behold, as soon as the Wedding ceremony was performed at Century Park, on the way back from the performance, a local
A signing originally set to take place at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport was rerouted to the FedEx Office Copy and Print Center located at 550 Woods Lake Road, Greenville, SC 29607 due to complications with another assignment slated for printing. Shortly before the print job was complete, the signer we’d scheduled to meet arrived with
It’s always great to be behind the lens of Mr. Anthony Milian, artisan and Brandon Fellow at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts. Whether he’s taking photographs with his camera or penning a portrait by sketch, it’s always a pleasure to be in his presence. The courtesy has always been for me to be in front of
Thinking that our good ole Samsung Xpress M2880FW Monochromatic Laserjet had failed us, it was lugged to FedEx Woods Lake just – in – case we could get the print job right. And it was done! With lots of prayer and printer diagnostics, all 248 pages, both legal and letter size were successfully printed!
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Okay, so when approaching the Haywood Mall this morning I discovered that I could not enter through the main food court doors. Why? I’m not quite sure, and at this very hour, I still don’t know. Even still, what I can tell you is that someone’s document was serviced today! Thanks to our Repeat Customer, who knows
Whether you know this facility by its new name or still refer to it as its previous, WE KNOW WHERE IT IS! 600 Old Sulphur Springs Road, Greenville, SC 29617 is one of the first places I approached when soliciting clients and customers for GreenvilleNotary.com.
Due to the fact the signer paid online previous to the meeting, it made the notarial process work more smoothly.
Not only was a trip made to Columbia, South Carolina, the Notary Public received a call en route home from a local Westminster, South Carolina resident calling on behalf their family member. They stated that a Notary was needed as soon as possible to the Heart Institute Intensive Care Unit at Greenville Memorial Hospital. The
With multiple assignments under the belt on behalf of CLA Estate Services, it goes without saying how much we adore Paul and the crew! Today’s visit was for a Trust document signing and witnessing. Due to the number of pages AND number of parties involved in the signing, intimate details will not be provided. Just know