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 | “Can I Get My Signature Notarized Without ID?”

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I’ve touched on this issue a time or two before, there are situations where people signing documents do not have valid form of identification for the purpose of appearing before a Notary Public. There are signers who have either forgotten … Continue reading

The ‘I Love Them Factor’ and Other Risky Notary Situations

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Sometimes family members get away with having those in care allowing their signature to be notarized because of the “I Love Them” factor (signing and allowing a document to be drafted sight unseen and having their signature notarized because they ‘feel’ their relative has their best interest at heart). 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