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Can I Notarize Signatures On Adoption Documents?

By David Thun on September 04, 2014 - I am a new Notary and work in a hospital. I work closely with our newborn nursery staff, and we often have adoption papers that must be notarized. Am I allowed to notarize these?

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Many States Still Lack Education Requirements Despite Calls For More Notary Training

By David Thun on September 04, 2014 - Lack of Notary training or proper understanding of state Notary laws can result in mistakes that cause major difficulties for signers in any field.

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What If The Name On An ID Doesn’t Match The Name On The Document?

By David Thun on September 04, 2014 - Sometimes the name on a signer’s identification doesn’t exactly match the name on the document being signed. If you encounter a name discrepancy between an ID and a name on a document, here are some options.

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Growing Your Notary Business With Craigslist

By Kelle Clarke on September 03, 2014 - When it comes to affordable advertising, your local Craigslist site has the potential to give you plenty of bang for your buck.

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The Truth About Offering I-9 Services With Your Notary Business

By Kelle Clarke on September 03, 2014 - With the growth of remote employees working away from the office, many Notaries are being approached to perform I-9 verifications for their employers. So the question has come up: is this a viable way for mobile Notaries to make extra money?

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Notaries And Employers Responsible For Avoiding Lending Violations

By Kelle Clarke on August 27, 2014 - As the mortgage industry continues to misunderstand the proper role of Notaries, both Notaries and their employers should proactively work to avoid claims of legal violations, urged a senior executive with a major title company.

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What If The Notary Certificate Has The Wrong Venue Information?

By David Thun on August 27, 2014 - I am a notary in PA. My firm recently submitted for a project in NJ. When I was given the document to notarize, it had already been filled out “County of ___________ in the State of NJ.” How am I supposed to fill this out?

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Can I Use Correction Fluid To Edit A Journal Entry?

By NNA Staff on August 20, 2014 - I had a scheduled notarization, but while filling out my journal the signers changed their mind and wanted to reschedule for another time. While nothing was notarized, I filled our journal entries. Should I use correction fluid to blot out the entries, or draw a line through them?

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Five Tips For Effectively Advertising Your Notary Services

By Kelle Clarke on August 20, 2014 - These experts’ tips can help you build your brand, grow your business, and achieve new levels of success.

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Four Answers That Will Help New Notaries Properly Complete Notarial Certificates

By David Thun on August 20, 2014 - Notaries who have been on the job for a year or less often encounter confusing scenarios with certificate wording. To help guide you through the process, the Notary Bulletin compiled answers for these commonly asked questions on the NNA Notary Hotline.

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