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The Top 5 Benefits of Being a Notary for Remote Online Notarization

Working from home had once been a pipe dream for most industries. But the COVID-19 pandemic showed many of us that performing employment duties from home wasn’t just possible but beneficial to everyone involved. In many industries, employers and workers save more money and enjoy a boost in productivity.  Employees are generally happier with their…

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Does a Will Have to Be Notarized?

You may already know that a will is a document used to protect your family or loved ones after you’ve passed on. Does a will need to be notarized? It can help make it legally binding, preventing lengthy probate and courtroom proceedings over who is entitled to your possessions. Here’s what you need to know….

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Documents That Need to Be Notarized (At Closing) in Florida

Once you’ve found your new home, you are probably excited to close the deal. However, before you can get the keys and settle in, you’ll need to sign a lot of paperwork. If that sounds tedious, keep in mind that some of the documents contained in the closing package require not only your signature but…

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Notary Acknowledgement vs. Jurat

Notary acknowledgment and notary jurat are the two most common notarizations. At first glance, they may seem similar but serve very different purposes.  Keep reading to learn more about acknowledgement vs. jurat, when they are used, and the steps you should follow if you’re a notary in Florida.  What Is a Notary Acknowledgement?  A notary…

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What is a Witness Signature?

Being a notary may seem like a fairly easy job. Still, it involves a lot of legal processes and other specific requirements that can result in disciplinary action if not followed exactly. One of these processes is getting a witness signature.  What is a witness signature? As the name implies, it refers to the signature…

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What is a Mobile Notary? (And How to Become One)

Notary publics have an important job. They serve as neutral third-party witnesses to legal documents, making sure that they have legitimate signatures. They also ensure that all parties involved have followed all applicable laws regarding their specific transactions. Many people use their notary commission as a side job. However, there are also mobile notaries whose…

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How Do You Become a Notary?

To become a notary, you’ll need to follow six steps. It may seem like a lot, but it’s really not too complicated. You just need to follow the directions and meet all the requirements. Prerequisites Before you start the application process, make sure you meet the following prerequisites: Complete the Application How do you become…

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How Do You Renew Your Notary License in Florida?

To be an authorized notary public, you must be authorized by the government. During the initial notary application process, you submitted important legal documents to the state of Florida to receive your commission. However, a notary license only lasts four years and must be renewed in order for you to continue working as an authorized…

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How to Use a Notary Stamp

Now that you’ve become a notary, you need to understand one of the most important parts of the process: how to use notary stamps. While you may know how to use a stamp, it’s important that you know the proper procedures for notarizing legal documents with your notary stamp. What is a Notary Stamp? All…

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