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South Carolina Raises Notary Fees, Enacts ‘Model Notary Act’ Provisions

By David Thun on July 08, 2014 - A major revision of South Carolina notarial statutes based in part on the NNA’s Model Notary Act allows Notaries to charge higher fees for their services, provides clear guidelines for identifying document signers, defines various notarial acts and much more.

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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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Housing Market Rebounding With Increased Home Sales

By Kelle Clarke on July 02, 2014 - After a rocky first quarter of 2014, the housing market rebounded in May with increased sales reported nationwide for both new and existing homes.

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Military Connection: Dedicated To Helping Veterans

By Joe Silva on July 02, 2014 - When service members transition into civilian life, they face the daunting task of starting their lives anew. Veterans are often left with many more questions than answers when it comes to finding employment. One of the resources available to vets is MilitaryConnection.com, which serves the military community by providing resources and information that help them succeed.

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Veterans Counselor Pursues Notary Commission To Better Serve His Community

By Kelle Clarke on July 02, 2014 - Most people who attended NNA 2014 Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, were looking for ways to advance their careers. But veteran Mike Tillotson came in the hopes of finding a new way to help homeless and needy veterans by taking advantage of the complimentary one-day Conference pass for veterans, sponsored by the National Notary Foundation.

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Confusing Certificates

By David Thun on June 25, 2014 - Completing notarial certificate wording is an essential part of notarizing signatures. But what do you do if the certificate is presented to you with some or all of its information filled in? Or even filled in with the wrong information? Or the wording isn’t normally used in your state? Take our quiz and see how you would deal with confusing certificate situations.

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Forged Notary Seals Earn Criminal Longer Prison Sentence

By Michael Lewis on June 24, 2014 - Forging Notary seals is a serious crime that warrants an “enhanced” prison sentence, according to a federal appeals court ruling issued last week.

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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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Tennessee Establishes 'Open-Ended' Fee Structure For Notaries

By David Thun on June 24, 2014 - Tennessee has established an “open-ended” fee schedule for the state’s Notaries — leaving it to their discretion to establish a reasonable fee — under a new law taking effect October 1.

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How One Notary Built A Second Business Out Of Her Day Job

By David Thun on June 18, 2014 - When Monica Haverkamp took a job as an executive assistant at American Airlines, she never expected that her Notary commission would earn her extra income. But thanks to some word of mouth and a few well-placed and cleverly designed flyers, her Notary business has grown exponentially.

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