Unauthorized Practice of Law

One thing that often lands a notary public in hot water is the unauthorized practice of law. Notaries attempting to assist someone with a document can often place themselves in legal jeopardy if they’re not careful. What is Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL)? A notary public’s primary duties are to identify signers of a document Read More …

History of the Notary Public

A notary public is an officer who can administer oaths and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate documents, and perform certain other acts varying from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Generally speaking, a notary public in the United States has powers that are far more limited than the role of a civil law notary in the rest of Read More …

Behind On Your Debts?

I also operate as a field services agent, often performing inspections in behalf of lenders — usually along the lines of a “door knock” to verify that a borrower in arrears still resides at their provided address, and to establish face-to-face contact with the debtor and update any outdated or incorrect contact information. I will Read More …

What It Means To Be A Notary

What It Means To Be A Notary Notaries are public officials appointed by the governments of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories to serve their citizens as trusted, impartial witnesses to document signings. A Notary’s geographic authority to perform notarizations is strictly limited to the boundaries of the Read More …

What Is A Notary Public

What is a Notary Public? A Notary Public is an official appointed by state government (usually the secretary of state) to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents. These official acts are called notarizations, or notarial acts. A Notary’s duty Read More …