How do I apostille a document in Florida?

Our Company Does Not Apostille Documents, Nor Does It Assist In Handling The Apostille Request.   For a document that is leaving the USA to a foreign country, a document may be required to be apostilled.   Each state designates a Competent Authority who issues an apostille for a public document. . Read more

Other Prohibited Acts

  There Are Many Things That A Notary May Not Do.  Some Of Those things are listed below.   ■ Do not notarize a photograph ■ Do not notarize a copy of a birth certificate, or any other vital record or public record ■ Do not certify a translation. Read more

May a Person with a Disability Direct Another Person to Sign?

For A Person With A Disability Who Directs Another to Sign On a rare occasion, we may be asked to notarize the signature of a person who cannot sign a document in the usual manner.  An individual with a disability may direct the notary or a designated person to. Read more

Identification Different From The Name Being Signed?

This problem may occur in different situations.  In some situations, individuals may have simply neglected to update their identification cards after a name change.  You should go to your local Division of Motor Vehicles office to make the necessary changes.   In some instances, individuals may need to sign. Read more

For a Person Who Signs a Document Written in Foreign Language

For a person who is signing a document written in a foreign language not understood by the notary. As a notary, we are not responsible for the contents of the document, but we need to exercise caution in this situation, by following these recommendations by the State. Such as:. Read more

Refusing To Notarize

May The Notary Refuse To Notarize Yes!  Under certain conditions. Eventually, most notaries are faced with the issue of whether they may refuse to provide notary services when requested.  Florida law actually requires notaries to refuse in some situations.  In other situations, notaries either should or may refuse to. Read more

What if the person is usually mentally competent, but is medicated at the time of the notarization, or what if the signer is “in and out” of lucidity due to Alzheimer’s disease or some other mentally debilitating ailment?

When performing any notarization,  the notary public will question the signer to determine that he or she is willing and competent to execute the document. ■ You should provide impartial witness for the notarization. ■ If we are asked to go to a hospital or nursing home to provide services,. Read more

Will you notarize a will that has not been prepared by an attorney?

Yes, we may notarize a will, whether prepared by an attorney or not, provided the required conditions for a notarization are met. ■ The document signer must be present and competent to execute the document. ■ The signer must produce appropriate identification to the notary public. ■ The document. Read more

What does it mean to have a letter notarized?

For instance, banks, other financial institutions and the court system often require documents to be notarized. It’s the Notary Public’s role to verify the identity of the person signing the document. The Notary will also confirm the signatory understands the meaning of what she or he is signing. Read more

Is a marriage ceremony performed by a notary public of the State of Florida “legal and binding?”

Florida is one of only three states (the other two are South Carolina and Maine) who authorize their notaries public to “solemnize the rites of matrimony.” The Florida notary MAY perform a marriage ceremony providing the couple first obtain a marriage license from an authorized Florida official and may. Read more