Choosing the Right Notary Service

Whether you require a notary public for a one-time transaction or have ongoing business needs, it’s important to choose the right service for the task. There are many companies out there offering notary services, but not all will deliver the top quality customer care you expect and deserve. Here are a few of the factors you should consider as you’re researching companies to act as your notary public or signing agent.

Affidavit Definition and Types of Affidavits

In law, an affidavit is a written statement made by a person, voluntarily and under an oath as administered by a person legally authorized to do so. Individuals such as certain members of state, local and federal government qualify as “authorized” under the definition, as do public notaries that are certified by the state where the statement takes place. There are many different types of affidavits used for a variety of legal reasons; if you’re asked to provide one, you should have a basic understanding of why you’re being asked to do so.

Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

The day has come that you can finally retire, but being without a steady income for the first time in many years might leave you feeling anxious. With an unknown and unpredictable future, many retirees look to options outside Social Security and employer pensions to supplement their income or plan for unforeseen expenses. One strategy some homeowners have turned to is a reverse mortgage, which – like many financial arrangements – has its pros and cons. It’s important to understand exactly what’ involved with a reverse mortgage before you make a life-impacting decision.

Commonly Used Estate Planning Tools

So you’ve finally make the decision to plan your estate and assets, but now you’re faced with trying to decide which tool, or instrument, is best suited for your particular needs. There are more than a dozen different estate planning tools, each of which has its own unique purpose. From last wills and living wills to living trusts and revocable trusts, trying to distinguish between the different tools can be challenging to say the least.

Using a Signing Service Can Increase Productivity

As part of the sale or purchase of real estate, you might be faced with the need to have a signing agent notarize certain paperwork in order to make the documents legally binding; there are also some notarization requirements when handling loan documents for your home and other transactions. There are several advantages to having a signing service perform specific tasks on your behalf, especially from a convenience standpoint. Here’s what you need to know about using a signing service to increase productivity.

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