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Don't Fall For The Old Excuses For Absent Signers

By NNA Staff on June 08, 2010 - Say a friend asks you to notarize a power of attorney for her seriously ill mother, who is in the hospital and cannot appear before you. Even if you’ve known the friend for many years and have no reason to doubt her honesty, ignoring one of the steadfast principles of notarization is not worth the trouble it could bring.

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'Federal' Seals Often Acceptable

By NNA Staff on June 08, 2010 - State Notary regulating officials and some Notaries report coming across documents bearing “Federal Notary” seals. While these notarizations may appear dubious, they may well be perfectly legal — if they are performed by military Notaries.

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Foreign Adoptions: A Maze Of Confusing Requirements

By NNA Staff on June 08, 2010 - Adoptions from foreign countries often require extensive authentication of documents, but differing conceptions of the role of Notaries from one country to another can confuse and frustrate prospective parents.

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Guiding Principle I: Role As A Public Official

By NNA Staff on June 08, 2010 - The first Guiding Principle listed in The Notary Public Code Of Professional Responsibility concerns the Notary’s role as a public official.

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Indiana Launches Notary Portal

By NNA Staff on June 08, 2010 - Secretary of State Todd Rokita’s Business Services Division launched a new online Notary portal it says is aimed at reducing the cost of government and increasing the speed of customer service.

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Mortgage Workouts Rise, Adding Stability To Housing Market

By NNA Staff on June 08, 2010 - The number of mortgage solutions for troubled homeowners has been increasing, indicating a steadying of the mortgage sector upon which many Notaries rely.

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Plan Ahead To Avoid Commission Processing Delays

By NNA Staff on June 08, 2010 - To ensure prompt renewal, it’s best to start the process as early as your state allows and make use of the NNA resources available to you.

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