Tag: legal forms

National Notary Association

© 2011 Kim Giancaterino. All Rights Reserved. American Notaries Trust the National Notary Association The National Notary Association (NNA) is an internationally recognized professional organization serving more than 4.8 million notaries in the United States. When the association formed in…

American Notary Group

© 2013 Kim Giancaterino. All Rights Reserved. American Notary Group When American Notary Group was established in 1995, the primary objective was to educate and enhance the professional image of California-based notaries. The group’s online directory, NotaryFinder.com was originally created…

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 Document Misspellings Two of my signings this week have involved documents with multiple misspellings and outdated or improper notarial language.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…

Notary Public Marketing on Pinterest

© 2013 Kim Giancaterino. All Rights Reserved. Notary Public Marketing on Pinterest I recently attended a business marketing seminar at which a social media expert recommended posting a resume on the photo-sharing website, Pinterest. I’m going to share a strategy…

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…

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.…