Notary Blog & Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA From Greenville to Central to Clemson… What a Night! January 11, 2018 Greenville, SC I cannot stress enough the importance of taking daily naps. Because of an, ahem, lengthy nap had on this day, I was able to field three afternoon and evening assignments with ease.
There has been a major SURGE in the signing of Affidavits of Residence in the past few days. Call NOW before school starts Greenville County!
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
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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:
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,
Although we at GreenvilleNotary.com are not attorneys, it is HIGHLY IMPORTANT to make sure you’ve covered your bases when conducting Interstate (state-to-state) transactions. Because North Carolina vehicle registration and titling facilities require notarization of the seller’s signature, it’s best that if you are conducting any type of interstate deal, that you have the signature of the seller notarized before the title leaves their hands.
This signing was conducted by State of South Carolina Notary Public and Owner of GreenvilleNotary.com, Sonita M. Leak for two Veteran’s of the United States of America. Thank you for your service to our country!
Not knowing that the form required the notarization of only the caller’s spouse’s signature, a trip was made to Eggs Up Grill, 31 Augusta St, Greenville, SC 29601 to complete the signing, but lo and behold, after the notary left the pair, the signing was still incomplete.
Noon on Friday, September 30, 2016, a local Pendleton Manor resident signed Very Important Documents. Due to unfortunate events, the resident was unable to act on behalf of a relative who recently passed away. Therefore, a Renunciation of Personal Representative Status form was signed before GreenvilleNotary.com Owner and State of South Carolina Notary Public Sonita
Great conversations took place at Whole Foods, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607 on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Two parties travelling from two different directions met at this Whole Foods store location to sign some Very Important Documents. It’s good to get to know our signers. While one party to the signing was still on their
While Latoya Dixon Smith is used to taking shots at people for a living, Notary Public Sonita Leak got the chance to turn the tables around. No, no pictures of Ms. Dixon Smith were taken, she did however put her lens down for a brief moment to have some very important documents signed and then
So what do you do when two parties who have mutually agreed to ‘something’, agreed to that ‘something’ on a particular date but didn’t have a required Notary’s signature, stamp or seal affixed to the statement nor an acknowledgment attached? Well, they did want the same agreed date and document as their original, they just
“Can’t let the rain stop the show.” This holds true especially dealing with parties who are in two separate locations meeting up together in a mutual city in order to sign prepared documents. A couple from out-of-states, yes, I said ‘states’, came together in Greenville, South Carolina to complete their final Divorce Decree documentation
“If you are purchasing a vehicle in South Carolina and registering it in another, please check that state’s laws in regard to notarization.” While on assignment in Easley, South Carolina, a call rang in regarding a Bill of Sale. Thinking, “This number looks familiar,” I soon knew why. The call was in reference to an
“Due to the lack of privacy, I will not disclose much other than that one document was vehicle-related.” On Sunday, April 3, 2016, Downtown Greenville was so packed with people, I had to decide what location in which to serve our local customer who held two documents requiring their, and a notary’s, signature. The signature
On the afternoon of Friday, April 1, 2016, GreenvilleNotary.com Owner Sonita M. Leak traveled to… Iva, South Carolina for a Very Important Document signing on behalf of a new resident of South Carolina taking care of documents for an out-of-state property. For this signing, we worked with Signature Closers, a company we’ve worked with many
I can’t say much here because the signing was of a discreet nature, however, a local Mauldin, South Carolina resident who deals with documents needing notarization regularly was in need of a notary public to sign off on the Notary Application Renewal Form. When you have a notary right in front of you, no better
“I need a notary for a Passport Application?” The Passport Application process can be daunting, don’t further muddy the waters by making the process of finding a notary public a complicated one. The line for applying for a passport in Greenville, South Carolina is usually quite long throughout the week, however your search for a
The fact that several parties were involved leads us to not disclose the specific location of the signing, however, information MUST be provided to those who need documentation for their non-SC DMV for a vehicle purchased here in South Carolina. For example, many North Carolina residents enter into South Carolina to purchase vehicles to take
“Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance.” Or in other words, if you don’t copyright or show proof that something is yours and that you invented it, TOO BAD — SO SAD. Yes, it’s true; that’s why a repeat customer once again came knocking at GreenvilleNotary.com’s doo… er, once again rang into GreenvilleNotary.com’s phone lines. Hyped about
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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
It is very hard to find a notary public in Greenville County at night. I know, because as a notary public for the State of South Carolina, I cannot notarize on my own documents. I must seek a notary myself, and when I’ve had to seek someone in the latter hours of the day, it’s been
The resident signing was not too far away and sought assistance on where they could get their document notarized on the weekend for very early document delivery. The document needing the notary’s signature MUST be there by Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Because some of the local shipping facilities do not have notaries on hand, we
When parties call and the signings are not too far away from each other on the same day, we’d say that is spectacular! Why? Well, sometimes it just works out that way; for instance the signing not too long ago where separate parties from states other than South Carolina, party to a vehicle transaction called
An out-of-country resident residing in Greenville, South Carolina called on the afternoon of Monday, November 23, 2015, regarding an affidavit of his that needed printing, signing and signature notarized in one swoop. When signers call, they don’t expect a notary service to take care of their needs all in one. We can do that here and
A GreenvilleNotary.com notary was in a rut to find a witness today. Ran into one potential witness and it was a no-go because she didn’t have her identification on her person. Upstairs, downstairs, all around the building, to no avail. Heaven sent an Angel when one of the hospital chaplains appeared at hospital room’s door this evening.
Thank you to The Village Grind for extending their opening hours to include Sundays, it makes a mobile notary’s job more convenient to signers who need service on the weekend. On the morning of Sunday, November 15, 2015, a local resident called in to GreenvilleNotary.com’s phone line regarding having a document notarized. There was a brief question asked
Trusting GreenvilleNotary.com’s service on previous occasions with out-of-state property docs and also healthcare, will and trust documents, a Duncan, South Carolina resident called on us again with another request. Due to the nature of the signing, no intimate details regarding the signing will be shared. The document needing our signer’s signature notarized was comprised of
Busy Monday morning! A resident new to South Carolina, not being able to find his original Certificate of Title for a vehicle registered in Pennsylvania, had to fill out a duplicate Application for Certificate of Title by Owner and have his signature notarized on such form. The signer first had to find the correct form
It was the perfect situation, notary public Sonita M. Leak was headed toward Downtown Greenville and JUST passing the Spinx Pendleton location. A call rang in to the notary line regarding one signature and one stamp document. It seemed like pie in the sky. It was the quickest call and signing to go down in
A signature notarization for the spouse of a pension-holder occurred late evening, Thursday, October 29, 2015, for a Benefits for You Pension Election Authorization Form. The document required the signature of the account holder, but also required a signature of their spouse, giving consent for the authorization of pension-related activity. Such forms are very common.
A new GreenvilleNotary.com customer who called us a few months back for a document signing that wasn’t realized sat before Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak on the afternoon of Monday, October 26, 2015 at Headquarters. A Vital Records Authorization Form for the State of California, County of Los Angeles document needing a Certificate
A Piedmont, South Carolina resident traveled from her home into Greenville to have her signature notarized on a document. The document was an Affidavit of Residence for the Greenville County School District. This document is fairly short and sweet, however, the signer’s bank did not have a notary public. What to do when the time is
A local resident called GreenvilleNotary.com early on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 seeking notary assistance for after hours service. At 5:55pm, a House of Raeford Farms‘ employee arrived shortly after her shift to our Headquarters location for the signing of a State of South Carolina Unclaimed Property Form. The form was previously signed by the local, therefore
Thanks to our connection on Twitter and Facebook, Jenny Lee Cockrell sought out the services of GreenvilleNotary.com for her signing this afternoon. I want to sincerely welcome you into the Mobile Notary Network! Jenny found herself calling on the assistance of attorney offices she had to get out of her office chair and travel to. So, when
Not that showing a form of identification from a country outside the U.S. is what stumped Sonita Leak, Owner of GreenvilleNotary.com, the fact that the Secretary of State’s office DOES in fact permit us to stamp a document written in another language, for as long as the notarial language is in English, did. We are
A Maverick Signings document was executed by a local resident purchasing a vehicle from a dealership in another state on this 28th day of July, 2015. The paperwork for these transactions can be lengthy and knowing where to place each signature can be tricky. We at GreenvilleNotary.com specialize in document oversight. Oversight does not necessarily
An Oath of Allegiance for the State of New Jersey was presented, requiring a resident of that state’s signature and notarization by a notary public. There have been many a customer who has come to me and stated that they could not find a notary that would notarize their paperwork merely because they were a
We are available for weekend service, yes! During an earlier assignment, GreenvilleNotary.com received a call about yet another Temporary Guardianship document needing notarization today, July 25, 2015. The resident of Liberty calling was willing to travel a little, so was the notary, but all in all, we made it happen. Entrust in GreenvilleNotary.com to never rake
So that is a valid question that arises from time to time… Can a notary public notarize their own signature? Not ever, for any reason, can a notary public EVER notarize their own signature. Relatives’ signatures are off the market for most documents, however, there are some transactions where a family member may be able
On the night of Monday, May 11, 2015, a signer called GreenvilleNotary.com’s lines at 6:44pm in the midst of another Haywood Mall signing. She began to sign a document, however, mid-document she did not realize it needed a notary’s signature. The document could not wait until morning. The signer informed us that she drove around and
Notarization on Buyer’s side of a Vehicle Transfer was complete at Burger King located off of Interstate 85 Exit 40 for Highway 153 in Easley, South Carolina. Easley is located in Pickens County, therefor the individual acknowledgement completed was written for Pickens County. For those who purchase vehicles in the State of South Carolina and take
A very complex half wet signature, half DocuSign transaction took place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 between two local Pickens County residents. This signing dealt with a Recreational Vehicle sale between both residents. Several documents needed a notary’s presence. Oversight for the wet signatures was also provided by Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M.
Although keeping a notary journal isn’t a requirement in the State of South Carolina, it is an excellent idea to get on the “management ball” and head over to NotaryAct.com! Not only does Notary Act journal-ize your notarizations, you also have the ability to record the address of signer(s), location of the notarization, signer signatures, take pictures of identification
On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, a little after 9pm, a local Anderson, SC resident called regarding an item needing a notary’s signature verifying identity of a signer to a document. Well, there was a catch, the signer had since lost her photo identification, however needed her document notarized ASAP. Who did they call? GreenvilleNotary.com, of
An Affidavit of Residence was brought to GreenvilleNotary.com’s attention for a female of the age of majority (18) for entry into High School as a South Carolina resident. This notarization occurred in the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Oftentimes Affidavits of Residence are completed incorrectly because the person who needs
On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, an AKA Same Signature/Name Affidavit was signed in the presence of Notary Pubic Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak at 6:00pm and delivered successfully before final FedEx Pickup time of 7:15pm at the 550 Woods Lake Drive Office Copy and Print Center, Greenville, SC 29607. Thank you to Notaries to You