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Does your Notarized Document need Witnesses?The very act of notarization is an official witnessing of the signing of a document. However, in some cases additional witnesses are required. This is often the case when mortgages or wills are involved. There is no fixed rule as to the requirement for ...
11/25/2017
Do Not confuse Notario Publico with Notary PublicIt is illegal in New York State for me to use the term “Notario Publico” in any manner. I am a http://newyorkmobilenotarypublic.com  and the difference, though sounding similar, is vast. In Mexico, and many other Spanish speaking countries; the off...
11/24/2017
Your old Vital Records (birth cert/marriage) are often uselessIt happens two or three times a week. My clients are positively stunned to discover that their Birth Certificate is useless for the processing they desire. That Birth Certificate is the one that Mom received so long ago. “But it’s the ...
11/24/2017
Identity Theft and your NotaryNotaries process a great number of personal documents. It is rare for the notary to have a need to read your document. The notary is there to notarize the signature. However, some documents require examination by the notary. One example is with vital records (birth, ...
11/24/2017
The complexity of Embassy or Consulate LegalizationEach country sets their own rules for legalization. It’s often a bewildering maze of regulations and procedures that must be followed to the letter – for the legalization stamps to be issued. There is no common procedure whatsoever. At one end of...
11/24/2017
The Notary brought FlowersEveryone who deals with the public runs into strange situations, notaries are not an exception. Naturally, the names are omitted; but the events are accurately portrayed. I get a call from a young lady lawyer with an estate settlement “holdup”. One of the witnesses to th...
11/24/2017
How to make your Notary CrazyThere are many ways to make a notary crazy. This post departs from my usual “dry” factual entries, to, with a bit of humor; describe some of the situations that have substantially affected my brown hair to white hair ratio, favoring the latter. Money, time, and inform...
11/23/2017
Statements of Fact by NY NotariesIn many states, notaries are permitted to “certify” a copy of a document; however, New York State does not permit this. Basically, notaries in New York are forbidden from making “statements of fact”. Per the New York County Clerk’s office – “you notarize the signa...
11/23/2017
Be Aware of the Minor Child Fly RuleOn my web site http://newyorkmobilenotarypublic.com there is a menu item called “Airline Emergency Services”. That section is devoted to obtaining a notarized form for allowing a minor child to leave the country. Unless the child is flying with BOTH parents; th...
11/23/2017
The pitfall of shortcut Apostille Processing. There is a right way and a wrong way to process documents to obtain an Apostille. Most of the time there is only the right way. However, there is often a "shortcut" to speed up the process. The most common situation that offers a shortcut is the out o...
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