Tag: legal documents

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…

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…

Notarizing Wills in California

Notarizing Wills California

© 2013 Kim Giancaterino. All Rights Reserved. Notarizing Wills in California Every so often I’ll get a call from a prospective client who wants to have their last will and testament notarized. In every instance I mention that a will…

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.…

California Notary Jurat

California Notary Jurat

© 2009 Kim Giancaterino. All Rights Reserved. California Notary Jurat What is a Notary Jurat? The jurat is the second most common form to be completed by a notary public. A jurat may be identified by the words “subscribed and…

California Notary Acknowledgment

California Notary Acknowledgment

© 2009 Kim Giancaterino. All Rights Reserved. California Notary Acknowledgment What is a Notary Acknowledgment? An acknowledgment is the form most frequently completed by a notary public. It can accompany a wide range of documents in cases where the identity…