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Protect Yourself With These Estate Planning Documents

It is important to understand the necessity of certain estate planning documents. The most commonly utilized estate planning documents are Revocable Living Trusts, Wills, Power of Attorneys, Advanced Health Care Directives, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Authorization & Waivers (HIPAA)...

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Determine if an ID is Acceptable for Notarization

Some states specify the types of ID a Notary may accept to identify a signer but many states leave the determination of an ID's suitability up to the Notary.If your state does not specify what ID signers may use, the NNA recommends the Notary ask for identification documents issued by the state or federal government that contain a photograph, a physical description and the bearer’s signature. These elements provide a basis for comparison with the actual physical appearance and signature of the person requesting the notarization...

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How to Administar an Oath or Affirmation

One of the most important duties of the Notary is to administer oaths and affirmations, which are solemn promises of truthfulness made by a signer, witness, or new office-holder...

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What is a Notary Public?

A Notary Public is an official of integrity appointed by state government —typically by 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. Notaries are publicly commissioned as “ministerial” officials, meaning that they are expected to follow written rules without the exercise of significant personal discretion, as would otherwise be the case with a “judicial” official...

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