On May 26, 2015, Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak notarized a Durable Power of Attorney on behalf of a Seneca, South Carolina resident. Because follow-up was needed for a transaction occurring in another state, a notary acknowledgment was completed in reference to the signing, witnessing and notarization of said document. This request was made by Flint Trust of Naples, Florida 34103.
Notaries, please be aware that an acknowledgment on your part may be requested after a signing. This is just one of the key reasons why you should keep a notary journal. Paper journals are becoming a thing of the past with the advent of new technology that allows us to record journal entries electronically. For information on a company that provides this service, CLICK HERE.
Also, be aware that signing a certificate or acknowledgment without the party present or on an incomplete document is 1) not a good practice and 2) ILLEGAL! There are many instances where notaries are hired for auctions, multiple vehicle sales, etc. Many times these notaries are notarizing documents sight unseen of the parties to sales and transfer transactions. Know that fraud is real and that you should NEVER notarize a document without due process of your notarial duty. This is why we are seen as public officers of the state!
This assignment was completed via emailed document, signed by the notary and sent back to the requesting party via Federal Express.