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Important Documents That Need to be Notarized

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A notary public is a professional who is authorized to serve as an unbiased and impartial witness to sign important documents. Besides inspecting the document to verify its authenticity, they screen the signers for their true identity, willingness to sign, and understanding of what they are about to sign.   A notary carries out the following…

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Types of Documents You Can and Cannot Notarize

What documents can a notary notarize

Have you ever been told that you need to notarize a document to initiate or move forward with a process? Notarizing documents means someone needs to verify your identity to sign an important document, such as legal, real estate, healthcare documents, etc.   A professional notary public service provider in California ensures that the client is…

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What are the Benefits of Hiring a Notary Public

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Getting your document signed by a notary public is usually one of the precursors to make it legally binding. The notary confirms the identity of the person signing the document and ensures they understand the contents of the documents being signed. Below are some of the major benefits of a notary public we’ve outlined. Preventing Legal…

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5 Things to Consider When Hiring the Right Notary Public in California

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You shouldn’t be dealing with sensitive legal documents on your own, be it personal or related to a business. All legal documents should be notarized through California notary public service providers to ensure the process is smooth, efficient, and error-free. Whether you have a real-estate document or require a power of attorney, you need to choose…

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Notarizing Loan Documents – Choosing the Right Notary Public

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Buying your dream house is one of the best moments in life, but it’s also a very stressful and exhausting time. Buying a home isn’t as simple as paying the buyer full in cash and getting the house keys in return. It’s a long process that involves extensive documentation, especially if you’re buying a house…

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Everything You Need to Know About Notarizing an Affidavit

Everything You Need to Know About Notarizing an Affidavit

If you’ve ever binge-watched Law & Order on a Saturday night, you might have constantly heard the term “affidavit.” This term is usually used in a courtroom setting and is known to be an important document, regardless of the case. So, what is an affidavit, and what do you need to know about notarizing it? Preparing…

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Everything You Need to Know About Loose Notary Certificates

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The Difference between Acknowledgments and Jurats Jurats and acknowledgments are common activities that notaries need to perform periodically. While you cannot use both on one document, either one is necessary when you sign as a notary. Acknowledgments are basically certificates that can verify and confirm the signer’s identity. It is designed for the signer so…

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Everything You Need to Know about Notarizing Your Will

Everything You Need to Know about Notarizing Your Will

You may have heard that notarizing your will is a necessity. However, how true is this? Even though the wills that lawyers draw up are mostly notarized, there’s no requirement for this. The will itself does not need to be notarized; rather, it’s the “self-proving affidavit” that requires notarization. After a person dies, his will…

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Can a Family Member Notarize Your Documents?

Notarizing for Family Members

As a notary service, one of the most common questions we hear at SLO Notary is whether a family member can notarize your document. Having a relative who is a qualified and licensed notary public can be convenient. You can get family discounts and they may also be available outside of regular business hours. However, using…

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