From NNA: Notary Tip: How To Deal With Blank Spaces On Documents

Notary Tip: How To Deal With Blank Spaces On Documents By David Thun on January 19, 2017 in Best Practices Updated 1-23-18. You’ve just been handed a document to notarize. The signer’s ID checks out, but then you spot several blank spaces in the main body of the document. Can you proceed, or do you have to call a halt to the […]

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From NNA: 4 Things To Know About Using Your Notary Seal And Journal At The Office

4 Things To Know About Using Your Notary Seal And Journal At The Office By David Thun on December 08, 2016 in Best Practices Updated 12-4-17. When you’re at the office, you always do what your boss tells you to do, right? Not when it comes to demands and involving your Notary seal and journal. Protecting your seal and journal from […]

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From NNA: Notary Bulletin What Steps Must Be Taken When A Notary Dies?

What Steps Must Be Taken When A Notary Dies? By David Thun on December 07, 2017 The death of a friend or loved one always leaves challenges for those left behind. Grieving the loss and unwinding the deceased’s personal and financial affairs are among these challenges. When the loved one was a Notary, those left behind may not know or […]

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From NNA: A Guide To Notarizing For Family Members

Updated 11-27-17. A Notary is an impartial witness to the signing of important documents. But how do you stay impartial if the signer is a family member? Spouses, parents, siblings and children often need documents notarized. Here are some helpful tips for handling notarization requests from family members. Only Some States Say It’s Okay To Notarize For Relatives If asked […]

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From NNA: Overdue Notary Invoices: Strategies For Getting Paid

You can read the original article at: Overdue Notary Invoices: Strategies For Getting Paid By Kelly Rush on September 01, 2016 in Building Your Business Updated 10-16-17. Unpaid invoices are a source of frustration to many Notary Signing Agents. But Signing Agents are not alone. Seventy-one percent of independent contractors have had trouble getting paid by their clients, and these people on […]

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From NNA: How To Complete An Acknowledgment In FL

You can read the original article here: How To Complete An Acknowledgment In FL Updated 10-16-17. Even though an acknowledgment is one of the most common types of notarization, it often confuses many Notaries — new or experienced. The purpose of the acknowledgment is to positively identify the signer and verify that the signature is theirs. Acknowledgments are required for all types of […]

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From NNA: Notary Tip: When The Signer Doesn’t Match Their ID

Read the original article at this link: Notary Tip: When The Signer Doesn’t Match Their ID Shocking pink hair, multiple piercings, and a neck tattoo. The person seated across from you looks nothing like the middle aged, silver haired woman on her ID. Midlife crisis? Or is it fraud? Or, what about an individual who has just undergone significant weight […]

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From NNA: Handling Certified Copies Of Public Records And Other Unusual Requests In FL 

Read the original article here: Handling Certified Copies Of Public Records And Other Unusual Requests In FL Updated 9-25-17. Many Notaries have had a signer ask, “I need this birth certificate notarized. Can you do it?” But when it comes to notarizing birth certificates, marriage certificates and other public records, the answer isn’t simple. If you’re asked to notarize these […]

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From NNA: 4 Tips For Notaries Dealing With Natural Disasters

Click here to read the original article: Tips For FL Notaries Dealing With Natural Disasters. Whether it’s fires, hurricanes, tornadoes or flooding, natural disasters can leave Notaries and their signers facing a slew of paperwork problems. Notaries might find themselves with lost or damaged tools. Signers may need documents urgently notarized but have lost their IDs along with their money and […]

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From NNA: eNotarization, Webcam Notarization, Online Closings And eClosings: What’s The Difference? 

Click here to view the original article: eNotarization, Webcam Notarization, Online Closings And eClosings: What’s The Difference? Updated 9-13-17. Ohio has become the latest state to authorize webcam notarization, closely following measures enacted in Texas and Nevada. They join Virginia, Montana and Florida as the only states to permit the practice in any form. Between the Federal Housing Administration expanding its electronic […]

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