Notary Public Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | “Duress Me Not”, Tales from Hodges, South Carolina

Notary-Elder-Abuse

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. Continue reading

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

NotaryforLovedOnes

An example of a dire situation is when a person is admitted into ICU. ┬áThere are tracheotomies, ventilators and other harsh conditions, such as paralysis that sometimes impede a signing when a person has been admitted into this ward. ┬áHospital 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

Notary Blog: I-9 Authorization at STB

The I-9 form does not bind us to verifying the identification of the signers before us, as we cannot verify that a document is either an original or true copy. Continue reading

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. … Continue reading