Category: Guidelines

Protect Important Legal Documents

Protect Important Legal Documents

© 2009 Kim Giancaterino. All Rights Reserved. Protect Important Legal Documents with a Security Safe Are your important legal documents and photographs safe from thieves, water damage, and fire? If you had only a few minutes to retrieve valuables from…

Document Misspellings – Notary Pet Peeves

Document Misspellings

© 2010 Kim Giancaterino. All Rights Reserved. Document Misspellings Two of my signings this week have involved documents with multiple misspellings and outdated or improper notarial language. In both cases the documents were prepared by attorneys. I know my clients…

Prepare for Notarization in California

Prepare for Notarization

© 2017 Kim Giancaterino. All Rights Reserved. How To Prepare for Notarization Many members of the public are confused about the duties performed by a notary. This information will help you understand how to prepare for notarization in the state…

Senior Citizen Identification

Senior Citizen Identification

© 2009 Kim Giancaterino. All Rights Reserved. Senior Citizen Identification My first experience as a mobile notary was one I’ll never forget. Let’s just say I learned about the importance of senior citizen identification the hard way. My housebound client…

Notary Journal Thumbprint Requirement

Notary Journal Thumbprint Requirement

© 2013 Kim Giancaterino. All Rights Reserved. Notary Journal Thumbprint Requirement In all my years as a California notary, only one person has adamantly refused to provide a fingerprint for my journal. And did I ever get an earful about…

Signature by Mark

Signature by Mark

© 2010 Kim Giancaterino. All Rights Reserved. Signature by Mark Recently I’ve had a few clients who were unable to sign their names for various reasons. When this situation arises for a California notary public, the law provides a solution.…