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

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 | Summer is for Traveling, What if your Car is Towed?

So with the Summer months comes travel to exotic places.  Sometimes that travel involves getting there by motor vehicle.  Although many people rent vehicles to travel, a choice selection of us use our own vehicles, especially if we’re traveling short distances. Continue reading

Notary Blog: “Did You Know That Notaries in South Carolina Could Marry Couples?”

With prior scheduling, most couples look to their Pastor or a local Minister to marry them. Many of the local Ministers and Pastors are also Notaries Public. They, with proper ordainment, already have the authority to marry these couples. Some couples choose to have a large formal ceremony. Some couples choose to have a small elopement before their larger ceremony. Some, just want the no-frills paperwork signing. If by chance you want the quick route to marriage, or if you just want to legalize the process before your ‘Big Shebang’ Ceremony later, a Notary Public might be your better option. Continue reading

Notary Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Dealing with Grief When Performing Notary Work

The job of a notary can go from fairly simple to very complex in a matter of seconds.  Many trips to hospitals, assisted-living facilities and hospices can be daunting on the psyche of a notary. Continue reading