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Best Practices

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

By David Thun on June 13, 2019 - How would you handle a husband who wants to sign a divorce settlement on his wife's behalf? We invite readers to share your solutions.

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Maryland Notary Tip: When A Document Has No Notarial Certificate

By Elaine Wright Harris on April 02, 2019 - Maryland Notary instructor Elaine Wright Harris explains what to do when Notaries in her state encounter documents that do not include certificate wording.

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Real Estate Fraud: Notaries At Risk

By Michael Lewis on April 02, 2019 - Real estate fraud remains a major problem and almost every case involves a faulty notarization, according to a recent report. But by doing your job correctly, you can reduce the risk of being targeted in a scam.

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What Would You Do Answers: The Case Of The Private Address

By David Thun on March 27, 2019 - Last week, we asked Notaries how they would handle a signer who demanded that her address not be recorded in the Notary journal. Here are your responses.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Private Address

By David Thun on March 20, 2019 - What would you do if a signer demanded you remove her address from your Notary journal entry? We invite our Notary community to share their thoughts.

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Tips For Renewing Your Notary Commission

By David Thun on February 20, 2019 - Every state's rules for renewing a Notary commission are different. These tips will help you make sure your renewal goes smoothly with no problems.

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3 Risky Questions Signers Ask Notaries — And How To Answer Them

By David Thun on February 14, 2019 - Going beyond your duties as a Notary can lead to serious trouble — including giving the wrong answers when signers ask these 3 risky questions.

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What Notaries Need To Know About Name And Address Changes

By David Thun on January 24, 2019 - If you need to update your name or address on your Notary commission, be aware of these important tips.

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How Notaries Can Resolve A Signer's Name Discrepancies

By NNA Staff on January 15, 2019 - “What do I do if the signer’s name on the document doesn’t match the name on the ID?” is one of the most common questions Notaries ask. Here are suggestions to help you.

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Avoiding Conflicts Of Interest In The Workplace

By David Thun on January 02, 2019 - Most Notaries learn early on that notarizing their own signature is a conflict of interest. But what about notarizing on the job?

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