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November 19, 2017

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Notary Public Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | It’s Hump Daaaaaaaaaaaaaay Wednesday

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

Notary Blog: VALIC Form at The Cascades Verdae

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

Notary Blog: Boarding, But Wait!

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 Blog: The Tale of Two Vehicles

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.

Notary Blog: Renunciation of Personal Representative Status

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

Notary Blog: Sunday Shenanigans at Whole Foods

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

Notary Blog: Taking Shots for the Photographer

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

Notary Blog: We Signed Our Agreement but Needed a Notary!

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

Notary Blog: Divorce Docs and Business Agreement for Traveling Parties

“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

Notary Blog: Neighborly Perks

“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

Notary for Vehicle-Related Transaction | STB

“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

Notary for Seller Side Docs | Iva, SC

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

Notary for Notary Public Application | Mauldin, SC

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

U.S. Passport | Need a Notary's Signature to Apply?

U.S. Passport | Need a Notary’s Signature to Apply?

“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

Vehicle Title Transfer

Notary for Vehicle Title Transfer | Undisclosed Location

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

Notary for Affidavit of Inventor’s Manuscripts | Coffee Underground

“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

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 Public for Child Support Documents | 13th Circuit

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

Notary for Printing and Document Signing & Notarization | Headquarters

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

Notary for Document for Interning Pharmacy Technician Assistant | Near Grove Road in 29605

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

Notary for Printing, Copy & Signature Notarization | GreenvilleNotary.com Headquarters

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

Chaplain Witnessing and When a Notary Says “No!” | Greenville Memorial Hospital

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.

Notary for Typewritten Statements & Accompanying Affiant Forms | The Village Grind

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

Notary for Repeat Customer in Duncan, SC | Delivery to Spartanburg, SC Law Firm

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

Notary for PA Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title | Starbucks, S. Main, Greenville

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

The Signer Must Appear Before the Notary Public in SC | OJs Diner

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

Notary for Vital Records Authorization Form for Los Angeles County | Headquarters

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

Notary for Affidavit of Residence for Piedmont, South Carolina Resident | Headquarters

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

Notary for Unclaimed Goods Form and Info on Conducting a Search for Goods Yourself

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

Notary for Private Signing at Home Sales and Rental Store on Woodruff Road

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

With a New Day Comes a New Notary Experience – Jordanian Resident Document

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

Notary for Maverick Signings Document Executed by a Buyer at an Undisclosed Location

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

Notary for Oath of Allegiance at GreenvilleNotary.com Headquarters @GvilleNotary

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

Notary for Temporary Guardianship Paperwork at Hot Spot, Easley, South Carolina

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

What Do You Do When the Mobile Notary Needs a Mobile Notary?

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

Notary for Witnessing a Signature, Scan & Fax at Haywood Mall

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

Notary for Vehicle of Title Transfer (Buyer’s Signature Verification) for North Carolina Transfer

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

Notary for Vanderbilt Mortgage Documents and @Docusign for Customers in Easley, SC

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.

Do You Use a Notary Public Journal? Consider the Notary Act App and NotaryAct.com!

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

New Blog Post: Notary for Emergency Simple Letter w/ Accompanying Acknowledgment and Jurat Statements

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

New Blog Post: Notary for Affidavit of Residence for Anderson, SC Residents

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

Notary for AKA Signature Affidavit for Greenwood, SC Resident

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

Notary for SunTrust Home Loan Application in Easley, SC

A SunTrust Home Loan Application was completed by a local Easley, South Carolina resident and notarized by Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita Leak on Friday, July 25, 2014. Although South Carolina home closings can only be conducted by an attorney here in the State of South Carolina, my specialty is oversight of the closing

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