A notary is a public official appointed by the state of his/her residence to authenticate and witness signatures on various legal documents such as wills, vehicle title transfers, contracts of real estate or bills of sale. To authenticate signatures, the notaries must affix their seal or stamp on the document that is meant to be notarized. They should also enter all notary activities in a log with the date of the notarization act, the name of the person whose signature they notarized, the purpose of notarization, and the location of the notarization act. To become a notary, a person needs to apply to their state. Following are the steps that need to be taken to become a notary public: (more…)
Notary publics typically fall under one of two categories: stationary and mobile. Stationary notaries work out of their home or office, requesting clients to come to them to have notarial acts performed. Mobile notaries, on the other hand, travel to the client’s location to perform a notarial act. This week, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the surprising benefits of using a mobile notary.