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Can I Notarize My Father’s Signature?

By Kelle Clarke on July 23, 2014 - May I notarize my father’s signature as long as the document’s contents do not involve me?

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How Do I Notarize For A UN Official?

By Kelle Clarke on July 16, 2014 - I have to notarize a document for a UN official. Do I ask for UN official ID only?

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Can I Use Erasable Ink In My Journal?

By Kelle Clarke on July 09, 2014 - I'm wondering if it is acceptable to use erasable ink in my journal.

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Can A Notary Act As A Process Server?

By Kelle Clarke on July 02, 2014 - Are Notaries allowed to become process servers?

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How Many Witnesses Are Required To Verify A Signature?

By Kelle Clarke on June 24, 2014 - How many witnesses are required to verify a signer's signature?

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What Steps Do I Take To Notarize A Translated Document?

By Kelle Clarke on June 18, 2014 - How do I notarize a foreign document that has been translated into English by a translator?

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Hotline Tip: Can I Legally Force A Company To Get Documents To Me On Time?

By Kelle Clarke on June 04, 2014 - I have a signing early tomorrow, yet the company I work for has just informed me that the bank has not yet sent them the mortgage documents necessary for me to perform the signing. Is there a legal way I can force the lender to get me the required documents?

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Hotline Tip: How Do I Charge For A Document Containing No Notarial Wording?

By Kelle Clarke on May 28, 2014 - I just performed a notarization in which the document’s first page contained a sworn statement, but no notarial wording.

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Hotline Tip: Can Notaries Perform Work-Related Notarizations In Other States?

By Kelle Clarke on May 21, 2014 - I manage our company’s team of Notaries, one of whom is located in Alabama and will soon be taking a business trip to Texas. She is interested in performing notarizations while there, as part of her job responsibilities. While I have performed notarizations for clients pertaining to documents from other states, I’ve never performed notarizations in a state outside of my own. Would this be an acceptable practice?

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Hotline Tip: The Escrow Company Owes Me Money

By Kelle Clarke on May 14, 2014 - I performed two separate signings for which I was never paid. In both cases, the escrow company was paid by the title company; however, the escrow company has since filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy documents and is unable to pay me my fees. Is there any sort of recourse I can take in order to collect the fees owed to me?

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