Tagged with signing agent

Proof of Execution by Subscribing Witness

Can notaries in FL notarize a signature on a document if the signer is NOT present but the person who brought the document swears the person signed it? NO! Notaries in FL may NOT notarize the signature of a person on a document by subscribing witness. Here is what the FL Governor’s Reference Manual for Notaries states: “Some states, … Continue reading

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Special Situation: Notarizing for the Visually/Hearing Impaired

These are other special circumstances for notaries. As addressed before, in FL notaries, as impartial witnesses, cannot simply identify the person and notarize his or her signature, we need to actually make sure the signer understands the document to be signed and that he or she is doing it freely. If the person doesn’t understand the contents, … Continue reading

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Special Situation: Notarizing for a Person who is Mentally Disabled

Notaries are faced with a variety of special circumstances every now and then such as when the signer is blind, doesn’t speak English, or has a disability, etc. How should they handle? Notaries should make an effort to accommodate them, but should also exercise common sense, reasonable care, and follow the law. Basically, if notaries … Continue reading

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Apostilles or Certificate of Notarial Authority

Do you need to get an Apostille or Certificate of Notarial Authority to send it to another country? If you don’t need one now, you might one day. But first, if you don’t already know, let me explain what they are. If you need to notarize a document here in the United States to send … Continue reading

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Need a Notary to Certify the Contents of a Safe-Deposit Box?

If you have a safe-deposit box with any financial institution in Florida or think of having one, this information may be of interest to you. Financial institutions can open your safe-deposit box if your rent fee is due after giving you appropriate notice of such and satisfying other conditions as well. One of the requirements … Continue reading

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Wedding on a Budget? In FL, Try a Notary!

Congratulations! You’ve just been asked for your hand in marriage by your sweetheart and said “Yes!” Now the wedding preparations begin. However, you’re on a budget and need to find the most affordable person who can marry the two of you. Well… IF you live in Florida, did you know that a notary public CAN … Continue reading

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