March 27, 2017

A last will and testament is a complex and sensitive legal document that can take different forms, depending on state law. Some wills legally require notarization, some do not and may actually be invalidated if they are notarized, and some allow notarization as one of...

Acceptable Forms of Identification for Mobile Notary Express- Notary San Diego Services

  • State-issued driver's license

  • State-issued identification card

  • U.S. passport issued by the U.S. Department of State

  • U.S. military ID

  • State, county and local g...

March 18, 2017

Advance directives: Everyone needs one

Becky Brinda had known about advance directives for a long time; her husband had completed one after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. But when Becky herself was diagnosed with a serious disease—chronic obstructive pulmonary disea...

March 9, 2017

Can I legally refuse to notarize a document for someone who seems to be mentally impaired, such as an older person that appears to have dementia? — D.M., California

California state law does not explicitly permit you to refuse a notarization for an individual who is men...

March 3, 2017

Someone has asked me to notarize a power of attorney and wants me to provide the form. The person has cancer and wants to give power of attorney to her sister. Can I do this? — K.F. California

No, you shouldn’t provide the form unless you are an attorney. A Notary who i...

February 24, 2017

Unfortunately it is never OK to notarize your own signature. Usually, the translator signs a statement verifying the translation is accurate as part of the process of translating a birth certificate, and then has their signature notarized. You must have another Notary...

February 16, 2017

No matter how careful we are, mistakes happen. But a mistake on a Notary certificate could potentially cause real problems —rejection to a delayed transaction to legal consequences for the Notary, the signer or others. So how do you handle a mistake on a certificate? 


January 19, 2017

I performed a notarization where the signature on the signer’s driver's license was not legible — it was like a circle with a dot as if it was in another language. Is that what she should have used when signing the document?  She signed the document legibly, as it was...

Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to Korean students is a lucrative opportunity that also provides you with the chance to learn about a culture that is very different from your own. Every year, hundreds of American teachers travel to South Korea to become ESL...

February 20, 2016

Any document issued in the USA must be apostilled or legalized when it is going to be used in a foreign country. 

It is important to know where the document will be ultimately used.
There are two different authentications that are issued by the Secretary of State the...

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