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

Notary Public Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Secure Your Will! Pro Bono Service Offered via Raffle

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“My story all of this hit suddenly. One day I’m going to the fair with my daughter, early the next morning I’m in the hospital because i fell out of bed hit my head. The doctors find a massive brain tumor.
After having brain surgery because of the tumor, complications arose and I had to be revived. I had to spend almost a week in the Intensive Care Unit hooked to machines. What was supposed to be a 5-day stay turned into a month.” Continue reading

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

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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 Public Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | **IMPORTANT UPDATE** for Greenville County Marriage Licenses

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Well, it’s official!  If you’re not signing that marriage license in Greenville County correctly, then they will be sending it right on back to you to complete the RIGHT WAY.  The letter was ‘literally’ in the… Continue reading