Notary Public Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Can You Explain This Witness Thing?

There are only 5 states that allow notaries to act as witness. For information on those that do, you can navigate HERE. For a choice few of those states, their interstate rule is that if the document traveled from out of state and was witnessed by a notary public in that other state, the notary public… Continue reading

Notary Public Blog & Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Building Your Notary Business One Byte at a Time Now Available to the General Public

Did you know that your local Greenville, South Carolina Notary Public contributed to the following articles? Continue reading

Notary Public Blog & Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Holiday Grief Seminar 2018 Recap

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The holidays are a time where we are supposed to be joyful and free spirits.  We’re strolling along singing Christmas carols throughout the neighborhood.   We’re baking cookies and sending neighbors, friends and family love through cards.

But have you thought about someone who may have recently lost a family member or friend?  A spouse?  Even a child?  Well, they aren’t thinking about any of the things above.  They are grieving the loss of their loved one.  What do you do for someone in this predicament?  Do you apologize?  Do you sympathize with them? Continue reading

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

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Yesterday’s trip to Greenville Memorial Hospital did not go smoothly. Upon arrival, I learned that the signer I was about to see had a medical emergency and therein could not sign a simple document that would have set his beneficiary information for insurance straight. It happens quite a bit. We notaries are met with situations that are beyond our control. I learned shortly before midnight that the signer passed away. Continue reading