2 Potential Legal Problems for Notaries

Can a Notary actually serve jail time if convicted of wrongdoings? Yes, but it depends on the charge. Case history shows Notaries have served time for fraud, conspiracy, grand theft, and identity theft. When a Notary runs into legal problems, ...
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3 Easy Steps to a Proper Notarization

FIRST - Always qualify the signer by using proper ID. There are eight Identification cards that are acceptable under California state law. If no ID is available, the signer may use a credible witness or two credible witnesses. Use the ID ...
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Notarizing in Medical Facilities

When notarizing for patients in a medical facility, you must follow all state laws regardless of any unique circumstances. Your clients must have proper ID, be cognizant and they must be able to sign their name or make a mark. It ...
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Certify This

" A client walked into my office with a picture of a birth certificate and asked that it be certified as a copy. Can I actually do this?" Traveling back to the basics, in order to notarize properly, a document ...
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You Got a Raise! AB 2217 Notary Fee Increase

Congratulations Notaries!  Beginning Jan. 1, 2017 you may charge $15 per notarization thanks to Assembly Bill 2217. The bill, written by Assembly Member David Hadley (R-66), stated an increase in Notary fees from $10 to $15. The campaign to get ...
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The Value of Your Seal

Receiving an official notary seal to stamp on officially notarized documents is officially exciting! Even the action of pushing your seal down on paper next to your signature and admiring the fancy seal impression with YOUR name on it is ...
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Can Notaries Benefit from the Secrets of Office Buddhism?

By Carrie Christensen Buddhism mind training, called Lojong, has 59 Slogans that can help keep your thoughts peaceful and productive while facing challenges with notarizations and building your loan signing business. Adding a little Buddhism philosophy can also help change your attitude ...
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What is a Supervised Visitation Provider?

If you don’t know, it’s probably a good thing! Notary Public Seminars offers Supervised Visitation Provider training (formally known as Child Visitation Monitor). Trained providers are hired to accompany and observe a noncustodial parent’s time with their children. There are several reasons a judge ...
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Practicing Safe Notary Law

By Carrie Christensen When I think of Notary safety, my thought immediately goes to liability. How can a Notary prevent exposure to a lawsuit or an investigation? The answer is simple; Notaries must follow the laws without variation, every time ...
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