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

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.

Notary Blog: Traveling Signer? No Problem!

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

Notary Blog: Toasting Up to Texas Title

It’s great to work with new title companies.  Well, it can be.  Notary Public Signing Agents must be careful in their dealings with companies that offer jobs in our areas.  This is something essential that i teach when I have my seminars and consultations with local Notaries Public. Promises to pay and large signing fees

Notary Blog: Clients 2013 – Present

To put in a review, visit:  http://www.123notary.com/notary-review-read.asp?id=85645 While you’re here, read our reviews, as posted to www.123Notary.com below: “Sonita always does a fantastic job. She’s very responsive and professional. Always my first choice. Peter Waldschmidt on 11/16/2016 12:39:09 PM we have used sonita leak multiple times to have documentation notarized. she is always on time ,

Notary Blog: Private Online Authorization w/ Tips

An Online Authorization for a local party was completed at Coffee Underground, 1 E. Coffee Street, Greenville, SC 29601.  The caller called in at 9:57 a.m., her call was received IMMEDIATELY, and her Authorization was well on it’s way. There is sometimes confusion when it comes to Authorizations we are allowed to complete.  Specifically, I-9

Notary Blog: On the Steps of M. Judson Booksellers

On the steps of M. Judson Booksellers, a handwritten letter and a typewritten letter were signed by two separate local parties, jurat/acknowledgment forms were completed for each, and signatures were notarized by a notary before attending a private event signing at the Westin Poinsett, Downtown Greenville.  Talk about fast signing, the transaction had to be

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: Old Republic Title Seller-Side in Fountain Inn

When to the call rang into the GreenvilleNotary.com lines, we weren’t prepared for what was about to happen. Usually for Seller, Buyer and Refinance transactions documents are emailed to the signing agent conducting the oversight for the transaction.  In the case of Refinance transactions, it may not be until a few hours before the signing is

Notary Blog: Affidavit of Loss en Español at Keller Williams

Duty called today for the Notary, Real Estate duty that is.  While on-call at Keller Williams Greenville Upstate, REALTOR(r) and GreenvilleNotary.com Owner received a call from a local party who needed assistance from a Notary Public who would, not only notarize her signature on a Spanish-language document, but would also assist her on her schedule.

Notary Blog: Document Signing at Starbucks Pelham | Multiple Signatures

Signing and Title Companies hire Notary Signing Agents to perform certain functions.  There are times when you don’t want to just send a signer to the bank.  In this case, there were multiple signatures; attention-to-detail is key in all transactions performed.  If a signer goes to their local bank to attain a notary stamp or

Notary Blog: Private Document Signing at Berea High School

A notarization doesn’t stop the show.  While in attendance of Freshman Bulldog activities at Berea High School; still on the job.  A repeat customer needed a document notarized, and she needed it… well… THEN!  The Financial Declaration of said signer was signed by our customer, her signature notarized by State of South Carolina Notary Public

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 Unsuccessful Hospice Care Signing | Simpsonville

“Someone needed assistance at hospice care on the morning of June 21, 2016….” Although the signer was unable to sign due to several factors, it doesn’t mean they didn’t have other options. That leads into the many different forms that can be completed on behalf of an incapacitated or incompetent signer. There are a plethora of resources ONLINE

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 Private Docs | Port City Java Greenville

“The afternoon appointment didn’t come without its flaws.” The afternoon and evening phone lines were jumping at GreenvilleNotary.com, so much so that we had to use a little get-up-and-go power.  This is usually accomplished by a healthy, hearty, BIG OLE NAP on the part of Owner Sonita Leak.  A local party had three documents she

Notary for Repeat | Roper Mountain Woods

So what do you do when a first attempt at getting electric service runs into issues? Well, you try again. So today, the services of GreenvilleNotary.com traveled once again to a signer whose signature was notarized yesterday, but this time, it was for another party. Before getting knee-deep into today’s post, please state and government

Notary for Vehicle-Related POA | Dunkin’ Donuts

The signer of a (and this was the name) Notarized Power of Attorney met with GreenvilleNotary.com Owner Sonita M. Leak on the afternoon of Sunday, April 10, 2016. Fearing not being able to find a notary public on the weekend, the caller phoned our notary service earlier in the morning in the hopes that at

Notary for Printing of POA & Will | GMH

“Can you print a document out if I send it by email?” Sure we can. Here at GreenvilleNotary.com we will print up to 10 pages needing signatures and/or notarization at no additional cost, for as long as travel service has been requested. On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, a local notary public called into the GreenvilleNotary.com

Notary for Catalina Structured Funding, Inc. | Undisclosed Location

Thank you to Catalina Structured Funding for once again relying on GreenvilleNotary.com to serve their need for a notary signing agent to assist a local resident client of theirs. Of course the situation is violently confidential, however, what we can tell you is that the signing involved a lovely high traffic, public place, which is

Notary for Broker Application in Greer, SC | Equity National

A Broker Application Package was completed on behalf of Equity National Title on the evening of Tuesday, March 1, 2016.  Because the signer works from sun-up to sun-down, it was more efficient to meet with a notary for the documents after completing their busy day.  Why a notary for a simple home loan application?  Well,

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 for Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials | Rainer’s Café

What do I like to see?  A company that does it right!  Most notaries public here in the State of South Carolina know that we are not allowed to certify or deem original, nor copies of original documents as true and/or correct. With permission of my signer today, I would like to officially congratulate the

Notary for Repeat Customer for Temporary Guardianship | A West End Greenville, South Carolina Coffee Shop

Greenville South Carolina is high on the list for many #1s.  I’d like to think that Greenville is on it’s way to being the Little Sister City of great coffee consumption.  No, Greenville is not as populous as Seattle, Washington, which is considered #1 coffee capital of the world, but the brews and collective understanding

Notary for Online/Paper I-9 Authorization for Asurion| The Village Grind

As a notary public, there are additional professional opportunities available to add to the General Notary Work you perform on a day-to-day basis. I-9 Authorizations require verifying the identity of a person. They, however, do not require notarization. Companies often seek notaries to perform them. Although performing an I-9 Authorization is under the scope of verifying identity,

Notary for Private Signing at Coffee Underground | Downtown Greenville, SC

A private signing occured on the afternoon of January 7, 2016, at Coffee Underground just in the nick of time!  As Notary Public was about to depart from her almost empty cup of coffee, a signer called needing two (2) documents signed and thereafter notarized.  It all occurred within a 5-minute time frame, quick. Even

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

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 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

Notary for Private Documents for Connecticut Resident | West End Starbucks, Greenville

Our third signing of the day was realized at the Downtown/ West End Starbucks, 5550 South Main Street, Suite 101, Greenville, South Carolina 29601. As we’ve said before, although it’s raining (and set to rain for quite some time), our notary service is READY and AVAILABLE to notarize that signature!  There are some requirements that must

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 Private Notarization at Moe Joe Cofee & Music House | Downtown Greenville

A short, sweet and very private document notarization went down at Moe Joe Coffee & Music House, 20 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601. Because it wasn’t quite yet Happy Hour and no band was playing at the time, it was a nice, quiet environment in which to conduct the signing.  Moe Joe is known for

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 Heir to Real Estate | Waffle House – White Horse Road

A signer called in to the notary lines at 6:43pm seeking a notary for a document that needed to be shipped the next day for URGENT delivery.  It’s a good thing we are open 24/7 for early and after hours service.  Most times, we are available wherever we are.  This was one of them.  Within

Notary for Temporary Guardianship Letter | Boulder Creek Apartments, Greenville

A repeat GreenvilleNotary.com customer called in the afternoon of October 21, 2015 with an URGENT request for service for a letter written for Temporary Guardianship of their child.  Time was of the essence in the matter and the client reached out to us because of the efficient service provided in the past.  The signer had limited transportation, therefore our

Notary for Two Private Signature Notarizations | The Village Grind, West End Greenville

It was the Chai Latte this time. A Chai Latte from The Village Grind was the perfect essence to a good wait. Since the signer was running a little behind, we didn’t mind JUST ONE BIT.  When you seek a notary and need prompt on-the-ball service, you need to call us over here at GreenvilleNotary.com. 

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 Scan & Email of Identification for Previous Signer | Headquarters

With the advent of smartphones, we, as cellphone users now had the ability to take pictures, then, text them, email them, and do unimaginable things with them.  However, you must realize that not everyone has a smartphone.  This is one reason why our service is in business.  Sometimes you just don’t have the time to

Notary for Decedent Documents Return Visit | Brookdale Senior Living, Woodruff Road

A return trip for Decedent Documents was carried out on the morning of Friday, October 16, 2015 to Brookdale Senior Living (formerly Emeritus at Bellaire Place) for a signer we visited a couple of days ago.  As a note for future Greenville County Probate Court document signers, please fill out any appropriate forms you may

Notary for Affidavit on Behalf of Local Resident | The Village Grind

This was our first visit to The Village Grind, in the West End of 1263 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC 29611. We tried the Lavender Mocha (which is very good, by the way) and shortly afterwards, notarized a couple of documents for a signer who needed to complete an FKA signature. What are NKA and FKA signatures?

Notary for Superior Notary Services Loan Modification Agreement | Greenville, SC

A Loan Modification Agreement on behalf of Superior Notary Services went down in the evening of Tuesday, September 29, 2015.  This private signing for a local couple occurred off of White Horse Road 29611.  Thank you to Superior Notary Services for all of the wonderful assignments you entrust to GreenvilleNotary.com. If you are a title,

Notary for Letter of Recommendation for Character and Fitness | Spill the Beans, Greenville

A potential candidate for the South Carolina Bar needed a character witness to write a statement and have it notarized.  The character witness called early on Friday morning to set an appointment with us here at GreenvilleNotary.com.  The original appointment was set for shortly after 3pm, however, due to the signer’s schedule, the appointment had

Notary for Commonwealth of Virginia Waiver of Service of Process | Headquarters

A respondent of Divorce Proceedings completed a Commonwealth of Virginia Acceptance/Waiver of Service of Process and Waiver of Future Service of Process and Notice Form and appeared before GreenvilleNotary.com Owner and Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak, on the afternoon of Friday, September 25, 2015. Upon arrival, the form was already signed by

Notary for Div. of Motor Vehicles Application for Kentucky Certificate of Title or Registration

An Out-of-state resident visited us at GreenvilleNotary.com’s Headquarters for a Division of Motor Vehicles Application for Kentucky Certificate of Title or Registration.  In this case, the person signing did NOT have a South Carolina identification card.  Just so you know, in order to have a document notarized, you do not have to specifically have a

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 241-Page Document Delivery and Signing at Greenville Memorial Hospital

Need Notary?  Will travel.  A notary was needed on August 20, 2015 for a resident of Pickens, South Carolina, however, the both the signer and the notary selected for the assignment (Sonita M. Leak) were way in over their heads on that date.  So what do you do?  You have a meeting of the minds.

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