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New Mandatory California Notary Certificate Wording Takes Effect January 1

By David Thun on November 06, 2014 - A change to California’s mandatory Notary certificate wording for acknowledgments, jurats and proofs of execution takes effect January 1, 2015, and Notaries of the Golden State who do not use the new wording will be out of compliance with state law.

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What To Do With Your Old Notary Journal

By Kelle Clarke on November 06, 2014 - For many Notaries, there’s a sense of accomplishment when you come to the end of a Notary journal. But what do you do with it once it's completed?

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Do I Need To Ask For A Birth Certificate From Parents?

By NNA Staff on November 06, 2014 - What do you do when the parents of a child ask you to notarize signatures for travel documents verifying that they are the parents of a 3-year-old, but they do not have a birth certificate?

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Unidentifiable Signer

By Kelle Clarke on October 30, 2014 - We ask Notaries for their solutions if a signer's identification doesn't match their appearance.

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2014 September Foreclosure Activity Hits A New Low

By Kelle Clarke on October 29, 2014 - Nationwide foreclosure activity in September dropped to its lowest levels since July 2006, hitting numbers last seen prior to the housing crisis.

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A Traveler’s Guide To Historical Notary Sites In The U.S.

By David Thun on October 29, 2014 - Have you ever wanted to learn more about how Notaries helped influence history? In honor of Notary Public Day, here’s a traveler’s guide to some destinations you can visit featuring Notaries who played a part in shaping the history of the United States

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Can I Notarize If The Document Will Be Sent Outside My State?

By NNA Staff on October 29, 2014 - Is it permitted to notarize a document that will be sent to another state afterwards?

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How To Fix A Bad Notary Seal Impression

By Kelle Clarke on October 29, 2014 - What should you do if your Notary seal is smudged and illegible on a document? Get helpful solutions from this week’s NNA Bulletin.

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The Truth About Notary Signing Agent Fee Discussions

By Bill Anderson on October 23, 2014 - Signing agent fees are one of the most persistent topics of discussion among Notaries. Find out how the NNA addresses this important concern for signing agents.

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Can I Notarize A Document With No Date?

By David Thun on October 22, 2014 - I have been asked to notarize a document that was not dated. What do you do when a document has no date on it?

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