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

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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 | Weighing in on those I-9 Authorizations – Online or Paper?

Some Notaries are unfamiliar with the process altogether. There are a handful of us that know that the form should NOT BE STAMPED. Some forms come with Attestation forms or other acknowledgment forms for that very reason. Continue reading

Notary Public Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Oh the Places a Notary Will Go, A Sign of Busy Days Ahead

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Notary Public Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Oh the Places a Notary Will Go January 3, 2018 Greenville – Spartanburg – Pickens, Travelers Rest – If all the days of 2018 go like today, Wednesday, January 3, 2018, … Continue reading

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

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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