Notary Public Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Important Information for Hospital, Rehabilitation Center and Assisted-Living Signings

With warmer seasons come more frequent hospital, rehabilitation center and assisted-living facility signings.  As a preemptive measure, I’d like to inform family members of those in patient care that it is a REQUIREMENT in the State of South Carolina for the following documents to have 2 witnesses party to the transaction… Continue reading

Notary Public Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | The Signer Must Appear Before the Notary Public in South Carolina

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It was the perfect situation, I was headed toward Downtown Greenville and JUST passing a particular Pendleton Street gas station when a call rang in to the notary line regarding one signature and one stamp document. It seemed like pie in the sky. Would this be the quickest call and signing to go down in our notary record books? Continue reading

Notary Blog Post and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | New Apostille Service Offered from your Local Notary Public

Since receiving more and more calls for documents needing to be sent to other countries¹, I am now offering Apostille Service. This service includes the following: Continue reading

Notary Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | This Week is Dimming Down, Don’t be a Clown and Don’t You Frown

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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. Continue reading