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May A Notary Also Act As A Document Witness For A Will?

By NNA Staff on May 09, 2018 - May a Notary also act as a witness while also notarizing signatures on a will? The NNA Hotline Team answers your questions.

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New Colorado Notary Law Adds Journal, Testing Requirements And New Official Act

By David Thun on May 09, 2018 - Effective July 1, Colorado is changing the requirements to become a Notary, adding new journal rules and authorizing a new type of notarization.

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New Indiana Notary Law Brings Higher Fees, Bonds And Education Requirements

By David Thun on May 09, 2018 - Indiana will increase Notary fees and add new training, testing and bonding requirements starting July 1.

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New Journal Requirements For Washington Notaries Take Effect July 1

By David Thun on May 09, 2018 - Washington state Notaries will be required to keep a journal of their notarizations under a new law taking effect July 1, 2018.

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What Would You Do Answers: The Case Of The Shaky Hand

By Michael Lewis on May 09, 2018 - Last week, we asked Notaries how they would handle a situation with a signer whose hand shook so much she could not sign her name unaided. Here are the responses.

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Can I Notarize For A Signer Who Can’t Hold A Pen?

By NNA Staff on May 02, 2018 - Is it possible to notarize for a signer unable to make any kind of mark or writing? The NNA Hotline Team answers your questions.

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Notary Tip: Requests To Serve As A Document Witness

By David Thun on May 02, 2018 - Notaries are sometimes asked to serve as a document witness as well as notarizing. Here's what you need to know about these confusing requests.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Shaky Hand

By Michael Lewis on May 02, 2018 - How would you handle the case of an elderly signer whose hand shakes so badly she needs another person holding it to write? We invite Notaries to share your suggestions.

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How Do I Record Fees For Workplace Notarizations In My Journal?

By NNA Staff on April 25, 2018 - How should a Notary record fees for office notarizations that are turned over to a boss? The NNA Hotline Team answers your questions.

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Quiz: Back To Basics

By David Thun on April 25, 2018 - Test your knowledge of four important basics of notarization — acknowledgments, jurats, identifying signers and making journal entries.

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