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May I Notarize A Child Custody Transfer Document For A Parent?

By David Thun on September 10, 2014 - Can you notarize a document transferring child custody? Learn more in the National Notary Association’s Hotline Tip of the week!

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NotaryGadget CEO: ‘Test Drive’ Our Notary Software And Tell Us What You Think

By Kelle Clarke on September 10, 2014 - NotaryGadget creator Steve Bjorkman is offering a free trial of the software asking Notaries to rate the product and explain what you liked, what you didn’t, and what changes or improvements you would make.

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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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