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Best Practices

4 Easy Ways To Lose Your Notary Commission

By David Thun on September 19, 2019 - Carelessness and dishonesty are dangerous for Notaries. These 4 bad practices can even cost you your Notary commission.

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4 Questions To Ask Clients Before A Notarization

By David Thun on September 04, 2019 - Asking a signer these 4 questions before a notarization will help mobile Notaries prevent problems during appointments.

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What Would You Do Answers: The Case Of The Immobilized Signer

By David Thun on September 04, 2019 - Last week, we asked Notaries how they would handle a signer who is unable to write, make a mark or speak. Here's what our community had to say.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Immobilized Signer

By David Thun on August 28, 2019 - How would you handle a notarization where the signer cannot write, make a mark, or speak? We invite Notaries to share their solutions.

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What Should I Do If I Have To Resign My Notary Commission?

By John Jacobson on August 22, 2019 - If you need to resign your Notary commission, here are important steps you need to know about.

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Notary Tip: Unusual IDs — Acceptable Or Not?

By John Jacobson on July 12, 2019 - Here are tips to help you if a signer presents you with an unusual or unfamiliar ID during a notarization.

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Saying 'No' Can Be A Good Thing For Notaries

By Michael Closen on July 10, 2019 - Turning down a signer's request is something all Notaries face at one time or another. Here's the right way to do so.

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Can Notaries Accept A Learner’s Permit As Proof Of Identity?

By David Thun on July 01, 2019 - Can a Notary accept a learner’s permit for a student driver as proof of identity? The answer depends on state’s laws and the information on the permit.

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What Is A Vital Record — And Can I Notarize It?

By David Thun on July 01, 2019 - Customers often ask Notaries to notarize birth certificates or marriage certificates — also known as vital records. However, these documents are restricted due to their special nature.

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What Would You Do Answers: The Case Of The Husband’s POA And Divorce

By David Thun on June 20, 2019 - Last week we asked our Notaries how you would handle a husband who wants to sign for his wife on their divorce settlement. Here are your answers.

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