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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Anonymous Egg Donor

By Kelle Clarke on August 05, 2015 - What would you do if someone asked you to notarize an egg donor contract containing only the donor’s first name to maintain anonymity?

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Who Decides What Notarial Act Is Needed?

By NNA Staff on August 05, 2015 - Is it correct that a Notary cannot decide what type of notarial act a document requires?

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A Notary’s Role In Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation

By Lori Hamm on July 30, 2015 - There are a number of things that Notaries can do to become a force in preventing elder financial exploitation and abuse.

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Notary Basics: Understanding Apostilles

By Kelle Clarke on July 30, 2015 - Notaries are often asked to notarize documents that will be sent to another country. This authentication takes the form of an apostille or other certificate attached to the document by a government official.

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Tips For Notarizing International Adoption Documents

By Laura Biewer on July 30, 2015 - Adopting a child is a complex process, and notarizing adoption documents poses unique challenges for Notaries.

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Do Any Notarial Acts Require A Person To Sign Twice?

By NNA Staff on July 29, 2015 - If someone has signed a document in the presence of witnesses before I arrive, must they sign a second time above their other signatures in order for me to continue notarizing?

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A Mobile Notary Must: Picking The Right Cell Phone Plan

By Kathleen Doheny on July 23, 2015 - Cell phones have become a critical part of running a mobile Notary business. Get help finding the right data plan for your Notary needs.

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Can I Notarize A Copy Of A Passport?

By NNA Staff on July 23, 2015 - Pennsylvania Notaries can certify a copy of a passport. After making the copy, you will need to complete a certificate for the copy.

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Closing Disclosure Transition For NSAs Will Last ‘Many Months’

By Michael Lewis on July 23, 2015 - The CFPB announced that its new Closing Disclosure rule will go into effect Oct. 3, 2015. But the agency will help lenders make the transition for “many months.”

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Notary Trends: Privacy Issues And Collecting Signer Thumbprints

By Kelle Clarke on July 23, 2015 - Collecting signer thumbprints has long been considered a way to safeguard against forgeries. But privacy concerns may affect how Notaries can collect this data.

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