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Prohibition Against Entering Personal Information in a Notary Record Book

On occasion, I or someone in my family need a notary. I try to go to the same place but that’s not always possible. I am amazed how many notaries still write the signer’s identification number in their notary books. If my ID number has been written before I notice, I cross it out and mention to them that we…

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Does It Matter When Your Commission Expires?

This post was originally made in April 2011. Another adoption related call reminded me it was time to revisit the subject. Day in and day out we notarize documents. As a notary in the State of Texas the document is valid as long as the date it was signed and notarized is on or before the date your commission expires. …

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Hospitals and Witnesses

It’s always difficult when you need a notary at a hospital. You typically have an ill relative and important documents to be signed.  Most documents don’t require both a notary and witnesses but some do. If you need a notary and witnesses, the hospital may not allow their employees (this includes chaplains, volunteers and staff) to be either. More and…

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Need a notary and witnesses or just a notary.

Do you also need a witness?

As more and more new residents flood North Texas and DFW, I have more and more requests for witnesses. It is a challenge for new residents to find unrelated witnesses. Depending on the document, care facilities may allow certain employees to be witnesses but most do not. As a mobile notary without a store front, I have been unable to…

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Need a notary and witnesses or just a notary.

Your call doesn’t go to an answering service.

Calls to me do not go to an answering service. They may go through different phone numbers based on where you found me but they all end up at one phone. The number is not my cell/mobile phone unless I call you back from my cell. I typically only return calls from my cell phone when I am away from…

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The signer is my client.

As a mobile notary, I spend a lot of time in hospitals, nursing homes and private homes. Except for the rare call where someone needs a notary because they work at home or are otherwise unable to leave their home, most calls are because somebody is really ill and a relative or friend is attempting to locate a mobile notary….

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