The Notary Files | “Can You Explain This Witness Thing?”

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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

The Notary Files: When a Signer Cannot Physically Sign Paperwork (SC only)

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Click the sound byte below to hear what notaries can do when a principal with sound mind can only make a mark or cannot physically sign at all. Visit the Secretary of State’s Notary Public Manual by Clicking Here. Posted … Continue reading

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

2015 Archive | Chaplain as Witness and a Notary No-Go

I was in a rut to find a witness one day in November of 2015.  I ran into one potential witness and it was a no-go because she didn’t have her identification on her person.  Upstairs, downstairs, all around the … Continue reading