Two sick and shut-in Russian Immigrants were at wits end to get a notary public to assist them in their South Carolina Health Care Power of Attorney and Durable Power of Attorney Documents signed and notarized. Their loved one had no idea what to do, due to the fact that both forms of identification for the immobile parties were expired.
Did you know that, in most states, if you can provide two credible witnesses that can vouch for your identity, you can STILL get that document notarized? They must, of course, have valid, government-issued identification as well.
Notary Sonita M. Leak and Notary Apprentice Tasha Robbins acted as witnesses to the two life care documents. We did NOT act as the credible witnesses vouching identity.
For the relative and their bedridden parents, all was NOT lost. This signing took exactly one (1) hour to complete. In the case of MOST seniors, a caretaker is usually one who acts as one of the credible witnesses, unless at a care facility, where most have a Facility Worker Notary and Facility Worker Witness policy preventing them from acting as either.
Completed by Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak on Friday, September 4, 2015, in the Nicholtown Community.
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