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Stay in Top Form with a Sports Hobby

When you are working as a notary public, it is easy to overlook the fact that you are not really taking care of your health first. Sure, you are helping many people through tricky personal situations, and there is immense personal satisfaction that comes out of the fact that you are taking care of people first. But there is a saying that rings especially true for our profession, and that is... [Continue Reading]

The Role of a Notary when Selling or Buying Property

Navigating real estate sales and purchases that involve large sums of money tends to be intimidating especially if it is your first time. Therefore, you need to engage a notary who will take away uncertainty and guesswork from the process. A Notary public is able to help with many non-contentious legal matters that include conveyancing during the sale, purchase as well as mortgaging of... [Continue Reading]

What are the costs of arbitration?

Arbitration is an out of court alternative to litigation. It can be a more convenient way for legal battles to be settled out of court, and is often considered to be a cheaper route to settling a dispute. As is the case with many legal matters, though, this is debateable and depends on the individual circumstances. Money Financially, the costs of arbitration do vary, since the cases can vary... [Continue Reading]

5 Tips for Starting Your Own Notary Business

Starting out your own Notary business isn’t child’s play. If you are starting out as a new notary signing agent you have to consider a lot of aspects. First of all you have to come up with a suitable business plan. Whether you’re a newbie or a veteran looking to expand further into the market, these 5 tips will help you make the right decisions. #1: Define Business Purpose ... [Continue Reading]

5 Ways to Reduce Your Business Start Up Expenses as a Notary Public

Do you want to make extra money in a side business? Have you considered becoming a Notary Public? As we’ve discussed on this website, it’s a great way to earn money. Depending on how many hours you want to devote to the role, you can choose part-time, occasional work, or full-time business. While you need to research the rules and fees for your state, there are some basic start-up... [Continue Reading]

What Is an Online Notary and How to Use It

Many of us have to notarize documents now and then, as notarization is often required for many pressures and legal transactions. For example, almost all transactions in the real estate industry require the service of a licensed notary public. A Notary Public is an integrity or official appointed by a state government to serve as a witness in performing a number of official acts related to... [Continue Reading]

What Is a Notary Public?

Most people have heard the term "notary public" and "notarized signature" but have no idea who notaries are and what they actually do. A notary public is a sworn and bonded official of a particular U.S. state who is appointed by the Secretary of State. In carrying out these duties, a notary public is expected to exercise independent judgment as well as following the state law. If the... [Continue Reading]

Interior Minister: Notary Public Offices should be a true public service

Proposed amendment to the Law on Registry and Notary Public Offices seeks a transparent system and an actual public service, Minister of the Interior and Justice Jesse Chacón said. Chacón went on Wednesday to the National Assembly (AN) Domestic Policy Committee. There, he submitted to deputies the draft prepared by his ministry. The minister thinks that the state should further... [Continue Reading]

The Notary Dilemma: Should I Use a Mobile Notary?

There are many different Notary Public services available to each of us. Lawyers will provide this service for their personal clients or for someone that walks in to the office. However, you can bet the cost will be steep. There are clergymen that can do the Notary task as well, yet sometimes there may be a conflict of interest in the type of document that needs to be witnessed. Then there are... [Continue Reading]

Notary public scams prey on immigrants

When Salvadoran immigrant Irma Yolanda Membreno-Alemán wanted to apply for temporary asylum, she did what she would have done for any legal matter back home: She went to see a notario publico. It was a lost-in-translation mistake that cost her thousands of dollars, a rejection of her petition and loss of her work authorization and her job, a lawsuit claims. In much of Latin America, most... [Continue Reading]