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March 31, 2018

Scenarios: What types of forms should a notary keep in his/her bag?

Notary Public forms

A Notary public needs to carry forms in their bag because you don’t know what will happen at an assignment and you need to be prepared. You also need a reliable stapler in your bag because stapling certificates to documents is a requirement.

You might need a loose Acknowledgment if there is an error on the original or if there is no Acknowledgment wording on a form. You might also have the problem that there is out of state wording that is not allowed in your state. Each state has a different rule for out of state wording, California’s being the most stringent. So, try to know what you can and cannot do. But, you can always add a loose certificate unless you live in Maryland where it is rumored that you cannot, but the crab cakes are so good that they outweigh the loose certificate issue.

There are other forms you could have. Some people need permission for their children to travel with an accompanying adult. I created my own form with dates, thumbprints, names of all parties, etc. The Mexican authorities loved my form, and it did not take long to typeset or copy or make into a form. Whether or not you create your own form, be prepared, because you never know when your customer is not!

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March 27, 2016

You know you’re a notary when…

You know you’re a Notary Public when…

(1) You go to a bar and ID the bartender before he has a chance to ID you.
(2) You ID every girl you date even when their high school yearbook is over 18
(3) You like Oreo cookies because they’re embossed.
(4) Your favorite ice cream is from Jen & Sherry’s, Rescinded Rum Raisin
(5) You background screen your golf buddies before going out into the course with them
(6) You have a bumper sticker that says “I’d rather be signing”
(7) You spend so much time with your GPS that you make Siri sign a prenup.
(8) You spend so much time with your GPS that you know all of its most intimate pieces of information such as favorite foods, birthdays, favorite roads, and mother’s maiden name.
(9) You become famous, people ask for your autograph and you’d rather have theirs
(10) Your mailbox and inbox are cluttered by twelve different notary organizations.
(11) Your Jewish son meets a nice Jewish girl and you ask, “Is she a notary?”
(12) Your favorite seafood is squid because it never needs an ink refill.
(13) When you get your parking validated, you rip the stamp out of the person’s hands so you can stamp it yourself.
(14) You comment, “Gee, your hairstyle doesn’t match your ID,” when you meet someone at a bar.
(15) You compliment people on their signatures — “Gee, that’s a lovely cursive.”
(16) You take pawprints of the animals in the neighborhood just in case they get lost.
(17) You spend your spare time last weekend writing a letter to the State of Nevada criticizing them for allowing drivers licenses to be valid for 20 years.
(18) When you go to court (for whatever reason) you correct the bailiff’s Oath wording.
(19) You wear a T-shirt saying, “I’m not your husband’s mistress, I’m the Notary!”
(20) You have an NNA towel that you take to the beach (if such a thing exists)
(21) All guests entering your house must personally appear before you and sign the journal, put a date and time, plus reason for entry.
(22) Your favorite California wine is the Notary Public Cabernet – You’d swear under oath it’s the best vino there is if you weren’t busy slurring your notary verbiage
(23) When your friend asked you, “Can I turn left here?” You respond, “I am not an Attorney and may not answer legal questions or perform loan signings in the state of Georgia. I am just a Notary.”
(24) When you go to cocktail parties and people ask what you do you respond, “Next question.”
(25) When you go to a bar, you always order their signature drinks.
(26) When someone asks how old your young children are, instead of measuring their age in weeks or months, you measure it in fractions of a commission. Oh this one? Judy? Yeah, we got her during my 2nd commission. But, Fred over here we’ve had since before I was commissioned at all. He must be getting old now.
(27) You ask your Jewish friends if they need their kid’s Bar-Mitzvahs Notarized.
(28) If your friend invites you to a party and then calls you to change the venue, you offer to initial the change.
(29) You have a bumper sticker saying — Warning, I brake for Mortgage Brokers.
(30) You have another bumper sticker saying — Notary on Board
(31) You have a happy hour menu with special prices for Jurats.
(32) Your favorite Chinese restaurant has fortune cookies that read — He who backdate live long life, but have short commission.
(33) You have a special credit card that gives double miles if you stay at The Notary Hotel
(34) When you see a girl with a nice tan, you comment that she must have used a lot of toner to get that look.
(35) When you go out for steak you only get certified Angus steak.
(36) When charitable organizations send you 500 labels with your home address on it, you throw them out as you prefer to use a customized stamp.
(36) Your favorite movie was — Honey, I Notarized the Kids.

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March 18, 2016

Shark Tank — 123notary wants to sell 10% of its shares!

123, IT’S SHARK TANK!

First into the tank is the inventor of a directory that will help notaries vastly improve their business.

JB: Hi, Sharks. My name is Jeremy Belmont. And I’m seeking an investment of $500,000 for 10% of my company, 123Notary.com. How many times have you needed a Notary public, and thought “Damn. Where can I find me a decent Notary Public?” Sharks, your searches are over. With 123Notary.com, we get the most serious customers, because we have the best quality notaries. We get 170,000 visits per month. That’s 170,000 more visits per month than Mr. Wonderful makes to the barber.

MR. WONDERFUL: I’d much rather see my money grow than hair.

ROBERT: So walk me through the business model, Jeremy.

JB: We use a lot of social media and search engines to gather up steam, to get good traffic, and we also keep the site well organized. Make sure people have good notary public note sections, reviews. We spend a lot of time making sure people improve their knowledge and pass their certification.

BARBARA: How is that different from other sites?

JB: They don’t put as much attention into the marketing and organization as we do.

LAURIE: Tell us a little about you. How did you get into this line of work?

JB: I started out by being a notary public.

MARK: Good for you, man.

JB: Starting from the ground up is okay as long as you don’t get ground up.

BARBARA: I get a good feeling from you, Jeremy, and I’m going to make you an offer. But I need a little more skin in the game.

MR. WONDERFUL: Hopefully not the skin around your neck.

BARBARA: I wasn’t talking to you, skinhead. I’ll offer you $500,000 for 20% of the company.

MR. WONDERFUL: Ouch. She just cut the value of your company in half.

JB: I appreciate your offer, but if you don’t mind, I’d like to respect the other sharks and hear if anyone else has an offer.

MARK: I like what you’re doing. I like that you started from the ground up. As you know, I own the Dallas Mavericks. And every time they swear to me they won’t blow a shot, I’d like them to swear in front of one of your top-notch notaries, so I’ll tell you what. I’ll go in with Barbara if she’ll have me.

BARBARA: I’ll have you, Mark.

MR. WONDERFUL: Gross.

MARK: 500 K, 20%. But you get two sharks. Ten percent each.

JB: Would you be willing to split the difference at 15%?

ROBERT: I’ll take that deal.

JB: Would you agree to take that deal by signing this paper I have one of our top notaries witness?

ROBERT: I’m out.

LAURIE: You never told us. Why do you need the money?

JB: I want to buy an office.

MR. WONDERFUL: Where are you working now, out of your car?

JB: No, I’m working at home. I want to get an office, so I can have my staff all under one roof. It’s hard to stay unified when you’re all working in separate places.

MR. WONDERFUL: You live in your car?

BARBARA: You’re so mean.

JB: I don’t want to rent an office, because I don’t like the fact you can’t open the windows. I want to be able to customize it to my own needs, which includes having windows that actually open. I have a hard time working without oxygen.

MR. WONDERFUL: That makes you an “airhead” for the right reasons. I’m fine with that. Well, Jeremy, I’ll make you an offer. I don’t want any equity. Zero. Zip.

MARK: Here it comes.

MR. WONDERFUL: I want a 2% royalty for every signing you make. And after I make six times my investment back – Poof. I’m gone.

JEREMY: Darn. You’re still here.

LAURIE/BARBARA/MARK: For that putdown alone, we’ll match your offer.

JEREMY: I’m about to say yes in… 1…2…3!

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February 19, 2016

The 2016 Notary Public Debate

Filed under: Virtual Comedy Themes — Tags: , , , — admin @ 9:34 am

MODERATOR: Welcome to the 2016 Notary Public Debate. The top potential candidates are represented tonight, who also happen to be the top Republican candidates running for President. First, welcome Donald Trump.

DONALD: We never win anymore. I want to make Notaries great again. 123, I’ll make them great again. And by the way, 123Notary.com is fantastic. They love me. I’m gonna build a firewall. And I’m gonna make Mexico pay for it. And by the way, I was gonna just say “wall” instead of “firewall,” but if I can’t add the word, “fire,” as in “You’re fired,” who can? Anybody who illegally signs a document will have to leave the country. I don’t care if they were born here. They’ll still have to leave.

MODERATOR: Dr. Carson?

BEN CARSON: As a neurosurgeon, I’ve had lots of experience signing things. Prescriptions that nobody can read. Death certificates, but let’s not talk about that. And I’m great with civil actions, because my gentle demeanor sounds so civil. Except for that time when I was a kid and tried to stab somebody before his belt buckle got in the way.

MODERATOR: Senator Cruz, your response?

TED CRUZ: I’d be happy to take “a stab” at it. The American people deserve a Notary who knows how to protect the American people. Who understands the contents of a document. Who’s aware of the consequences of executing the document by signing it. And I’ll execute anything that gets in my way, like ISIS, as long as they show me their ISIS I.D. And I promise you that on day one, I will make sure that no signer was coerced into signing a document, just coerced into hearing me drone on like I’ve been doing here tonight.

MODERATOR: Senator Rubio?

MARCO RUBIO: I’m young. It’s time to turn the page. It’s time to sign the page according to the conditions and terms of the document. It’s time to remind people for the 400,000th time that I’m an immigrant. My parents were immigrants. They didn’t have notaries in Cuba. They came to this country, to seek out a better signature. If I’m your Notary, I’ll promise you that I’ll be there for all the tough decisions. Like when to use “certified copy” and when to use “attested copy”. Those are two different things.

DONALD TRUMP: Inspirational, Marco. No wonder I’m killing you in the polls.

MODERATOR: Governor Bush?

JEB BUSH: There’s a reason there’s an exclamation point after “Jeb” on my campaign literature. It’s because I’m exciting enough to be a Notary. Look, we need a Notary who gets things done. And Trump isn’t a serious candidate. You can’t make people who were born here leave.

DONALD TRUMP: Watch me. Leave, that is. You’re so boring, I’m about to.

JEB BUSH: I know the name of a document that modifies the terms of a will. Do you, Donald?

DONALD TRUMP: I’ll hire the best people who’ll tell me all that. That’s what I do. I build. Buildings. Teams. I’ve got high energy.

JEB BUSH: It’s “codicil”.

DONALD TRUMP: Poor Jeb. His energy is so low, he should be charged with malfeasance just for pretending to have a personality. “Malfeasance.” Look it up.

MODERATOR: Mr. Trump, it’s not your turn.

DONALD TRUMP: The American people disagree with you. Look at the polls.

MODERATOR: Governor Christy?

CHRIS CHRISTY: Everyone on this stage talk a good game. But I walk the walk.

DONALD TRUMP: You mean “waddle.”

MODERATOR: Mr. Trump!

CHRIS CHRISTY: As a governor, I make executive decisions. And I was a prosecuting attorney. I understand the law behind coercion and making somebody sign a document against their will.

DONALD TRUMP: What about closing a bridge against the people’s will?

CHRIS CHRISTY: What about that roadkill on your head? If I were you, I’d prosecute your barber.

MODERATOR: Ms. Fiorina?

CARLY FIORINA: I’m the only one here who headed up a major corporation like Hewlett Packard. When they fired me, they gave me a golden parachute, and I’ve been signing checks ever since. My checks. And I can bring that experience signing things to my role as a Notary Public. Plus I’m a woman. My life expectancy is longer than men, so I’ll be alive long enough to renew my seal.

DONALD TRUMP: My life expectancy just got longer. Or maybe it’s just that my life seems like it’s dragging on forever as I listen to Carly flap her gums.

MODERATOR: Senator Paul?

RAND PAUL: I’m the only credible conservative on the panel. Which makes me the only credible credible witness. I am uniquely equipped to positively identify a signer who lacks satisfactory identification documents. Like… you, Cruz.

TED CRUZ: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

RAND PAUL: You were born in Canada.

TED CRUZ: I think you’re out of bounds, Rand.

RAND PAUL: Don’t you mean “oot” of bounds?

MODERATOR: Governor Kasich?

JOHN KASICH: Look, people. We’re talking about running for Notary Public here. It’s not about arguing with each other! It’s about finding and nurturing the best Notary Publics on 123notary.com!

JEB BUSH: Say what you will about my brother. But I’m proud of this… 123 – he can count that high.

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January 7, 2016

Notary Public Cabernet Sauvignon

Notary Public Cabernet — a wine whose vintage doesn’t backdate!
I was sitting at a hotel bar, and lo and behold — there was a wine on the wine list called Notary Public Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Ynes, CA. I couldn’t believe it. I wondered how the winery got this name? They were in a small agricultural town in Santa Barbara County. Maybe the old guy who ran the joint was the town’s Notary for many years — maybe that is how they got their name. I asked the bar tender about them, but he had no clue.

So, I read the reviews. It was smokey and earthy. I decided to rephrase the review for the pleasure of the waiter.

“I hate to sound hokey, but it’s smokey and oakey.”

The waiter offered me a taste, and I committed to a glass. I enjoyed it. An excellent wine. I recommend it to other Notaries. In fact, drinking that wine might help you become a better Notary. When the glass came, I asked if I needed to sign for it, and explained that was a Notary joke. Then for dessert I tried a weird concoction with peach, peach cake, almond ice cream and dried meringue. The cake with the almond ice cream (part of the cake) worked out well. I love bizarre desserts as I am tired of normal every day life with the exception of my morning Starbucks double shot which I cannot live without.

See a review
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See the bottle
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December 23, 2015

Crossing the Line – Stepping over the Cliff

Crossing the Line – Stepping over the Cliff
It seems to me that the wide availability of mobile notaries has attracted the attention of various entities that seek to capitalize on our integrity and reputation FOR impartiality. There are good reasons for them to want us. Most of us are highly trained, pay attention to detail, willingly travel to homes and offices, and, and it’s a big “and” carry official notary stamps. We manage our calendars, show up on time, dress appropriately, and are familiar with document signing.

We represent ONLY our licensing authority. Hired because we are notaries, we are not “agents” of any other entity. Why then are we sometimes asked to masquerade as representatives of some other entity? Is it that our “image” is being associated with a specific transaction? I think so. Most of us will agree that the Police Officer responding to an accident has no “vested interest” in who was at fault. They record objective and factual information. Of course if someone is worthy of a traffic citation, they get it. Similarly, to be “on site” as a notary requires being a Notary.

One entity requires reading a document, word for word. It’s a “sales presentation” designed to induce people to agree to sign a document. “Almost” worse, the clueless notary is required to sign a different document attesting to the fact that they did read the script. Does this sound like the actions of an impartial public official? Fortunately, for all concerned; all questions should be referred to “headquarters”.

Now, to give the other side of the picture. I said you were a notary; some of these situations are structured specifically such that notarization is not required. Thus, an argument could be made that you are not there in your official capacity as a notary. Actually, then you are just a clerk, supervising the signing of paperwork and reading the canned script – sometimes.

One Loan Officer literally grilled me to determine if I would be a “Bulldog” with a fierce determination to bring back completed paperwork. I allowed this travesty to continue for a few minutes to see how far he would go. He tested me on my responses to borrower doubts and concerns; wanting to “arm” me for any eventuality. I asked “how about if I just have them call you with their issues or questions”? That’s not acceptable – I’m paying YOU to get signatures!

Back to being an “actor” not a “notary”. While you may not be required to notarize, you certainly will be required to act as a witness. And what a witness! Common witness statements attest to determining the signer both understood what they are signing and are competent. You can bet your embosser that if this ever went to litigation you would be asked if you were a notary, and if you are familiar with determining the “mental comprehension and ability” of those who signed. You might not be functioning as a notary during your “performance” but that fact will certainly be made very clear in court. They hired you because you are a notary, no doubt about it.

As a notary public you have sole jurisdiction over the content of the notary section. I get very nervous if I am required to sign a document, just me; as a condition for receiving my pay. I also am rather proud of being a notary public. The thought of wearing a name badge that identifies me as an employee or representative of a company I know nothing about gives me chills. Over the years I have been offered “signings” for Loan Modification, Debt Consolidation and similar. Each has been declined. For me they are “over the line” and put me “over the cliff”. No Thanks.

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December 12, 2014

Two and a half notaries: Detering notary fraud

CHARLIE: You know something Jake, notary fraud is a huge problem affecting the quality of life in America

JAKE: Whoa, you make it sound so serious, like the world is going to come to an end.

ALAN: You know Jake, notary fraud is something you should take seriously. I have stories about it that would shock you.

JAKE: Like, okay… I don’t even know what a notary is…

CHARLIE: Remember Shelley? She was a notary!

JAKE: So?

ALAN: A notary public is a very sacred and meaningful profession. They are people of integrity who make sure that a document was signed by the person who was supposed to sign the document.

JAKE: Oh, I get it. So, if Valerie wanted to get permission from her doctor to cut class because she was sick, and she forged her doctor’s signature, a notary wouldn’t let her get notarized with the forged signature.

CHARLIE: You hit the nail on the head. Is this kid taking smart pills all of a sudden. He’s never been so lucid as long as I’ve known him.

ALAN: I have no idea. This is a first for me too.

JAKE: Well, maybe I’ve thought about the concept of notarization in depth over the years, even though I didn’t know exactly what a notary was. After all, if Valerie is going to cut school to hang out with me at the mall all day long, I need to have a fool-proof strategy.

CHARLIE: I’m beginning to see where the motivation for Jake’s new-found high aptitude is coming from.

JAKE: Which brings me to my next thought which is, how do you fake a notary seal on a letter from a doctor to give you permission to fake school?

ALAN: Now, that is just wrong!

CHARLIE: Remember that fishing trip we were going to go on. And you could only take time off work on a Thursday?

ALAN: Well, yeah.

CHARLIE: And remember, how the only way that all three of us could all go together was if Jake could also take time off school on Thursday without getting into trouble?

ALAN: So, where are you going with this?

CHARLIE: Don’t you see? If we can get a fake notary to notarize a doctor’s signature, Jake can take the day off, and we can go to Lopez Lake up in Santa Barbara County!

ALAN: I’m not sure I’m comfortable with this.

JAKE: Count me in!

CHARLIE: Monica said she would meet up with us there.

ALAN: Say no more!

CHARLIE: All we need to do is to take a refresher course on the difference between a genuine and a fraudulent notary seal’s impression.

JAKE: What’s genuine?

ALAN: Oh, thank God he’s back to his old self again!

CHARLIE: Now, look at all of these notary seals. Can you tell which ones are authentic?

JAKE: Hmmm. I’ve never done this before, but, I’ve done something similar… (muttering under his breath) on the beach yesterday.

(looking at the notary seal impressions in a book)

CHARLIE: How about this one?

JAKE: Real… Fake… Fake… Real… Those are so fake… Wow, look at the size of those! I didn’t know it was possible for a notary seal to be so big. What about these ones?

CHARLIE: I can’t tell if these ones are real or fake, but all I have to say is, they should be illegal!

ALAN: What about this one. It looks so smudgy.

CHARLIE: That one’s real. It’s just that the notary who used it didn’t know what he was doing.

ALAN: There’s nothing worse than a notary who doesn’t know how to handle his seal.

JAKE: Can a notary seals be round?

CHARLIE: I’m glad you asked. A notary embosser, is round, and leaves a raised impression.

JAKE: You mean like it’s three dimensional?

CHARLIE: That’s exactly what I mean.

JAKE: Cool.

CHARLIE: I knew you’d like it. Check this out. This is an embosser!

ALAN: Where did you get that?

CHARLIE: Never mind where, or how. This is our ticket to fishing on the lake!

Scene 2. County jail

JAKE: I guess our plan didn’t work too well.

CHARLIE: Tell me about it. They might let me out for good behavior if Sylvester will take his arm off of me: (To Sylvester:) And NO, I am not your girlfriend — get the thought out of your head.

ALAN: Well, we might as well go to the lake, just Jake and I. There is nothing else to do. We’ll bring back some pictures for you to see when we’re back.

CHARLIE: (muttering with his hand over his face) That’s exactly what I need.

JAKE: I have an idea. Maybe if we get a notarized letter, we can get you out of here.

CHARLIE: I don’t think that is a very good idea, especially not at this point. And besides, my embosser is not part of exhibit A

BERTA: I can get you out of here. I’ll just sweet talk the guards.

CHARLIE: Never mind the guards, I’m more worried about the judge

SYLVESTER: Are you worried about me? I’ll miss you so much once they let you out.

CHARLIE: Oh my God.

BERTA: Good news, they’re letting you out!

ALAN: They are? They are!!!

CHARLIE: Why? What did I do. What changed?

JAKE: The principal of my school just called and dropped the charges. Since no malicious harm was meant, they decided to just let you out on a warning. But, they warn that impersonating a notary seal, or a notary is a Felony and can result in jail time.

CHARLIE: Oh boy, no more house in Malibu. I guess I got lucky this time.

SYLVESTER: But, I sure didn’t. Will you think of me when you’re back in your cushy house on the beach?

CHARLIE: You can bet I will. (shaking his head and rolling his eyes)

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December 11, 2014

Notarized Warranty Deed

Filed under: (4) Documents — Tags: , , — admin @ 3:22 am

Where to get a Notarized Warranty Deed
Where to get a Notarized Warrantee Deed

I have never been good at spelling, but I was a very prudent notary public in my day. Have your Attorney instruct you on how to draft your Warranty Deed. When the document is complete, call a mobile notary from 123notary to help you notarize this Warranty Deed. You will need the signer to have current government issued photo-ID.

If you are getting an Acknowledged signature, you can sign the document before you personally appear before the notary public.

Good luck getting your Warranty Deed notarized.

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February 24, 2014

A social media site for Notaries — Affiant

For centuries, notaries have been complaining that they were bored, and had trouble meeting friends. They frequently said that they had no friends because there was nowhere to meet people. Then, during the 60’s, there were the be ins, and the love ins and the sign ins. During that decade, the notary public community didn’t complain as much because they were too high to know the difference. But, then in the 10’s (I’m the first person to call this decade the 10’s), notaries once again felt very lonely. If only there were a solution. If only there were a social media site for notaries. Of course the real reason notaries are lonely is because they complain all the time and nobody wants to hang around with them as a result. The second reason nobody hangs around with notaries, is that most notaries don’t answer their phone (at least when we call). But, one guy came up with the solution!

Affiant — a social media site for notaries

Meet new friends on Affiant. Affiant is so good, you will SWEAR BY IT. Members on this site are called Affiants. You can not be a member unless you love the site so much that you swear by it. After all, one who is sworn in to do an Oath, be definition is an Affiant!

Notaries around the country, and even in foreign countries flocked to this new and fascinating site. There were forums, events, lectures, guest speakers and more that all coordinated on Affiant.

How do you become a member of Affiant? The sign-up procedure is easy. You need to be sworn in with a notarized Oath. The Oath verbiage reads:

“I solemnly swear that I swear by Affiant. I think Affiant is so wonderful and great, that it is the best thing that ever happened to the notary — besides 123notary — and nobody paid me to mention the 123notary part either!”

Join Affiant today!

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(1) For centuries, notaries have been complaining that they are bored & have trouble meeting friends.
(2) During the 60’s there were the be ins, love ins and sign ins (for hippy notaries)
(3) Notaries complain they’re bored & have trouble making friends
Now there’s “Affiant,” a social media site 4notaries!
(4) Meet new friends on Affiant – a social media site for notaries. Affiant is so good, you’ll SWEAR BY IT.

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November 11, 2013

Affidavits — What do you need to know?

BLOG: Affidavits

What is an Affidavit?
An Affidavit is generally a document that has an accompanying Sworn Oath. The person who swears under Oath is the Affiant or Deponent. The person giving the Oath could be a Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, Court Recorder, Commissioner of Oaths, Judge, or other type of official who has the authorization and capacity to give Sworn Oaths.

What types of Affidavits are there?
There are many types of Affidavits. Many are for business. There are various types of Affidavits used in loan signings such as Signature Affidavits, and Occupancy Affidavits. A Financial Status Affidavit is also common in loan signings. For people who want to be able to come to the United States, sometimes it is necessary for a relative or loved one to sign an Affidavit of Support. Many people who lost their passports and can’t find their Birth Certificates sign and swear to an Affidavit of Citizenship.

There are many other types of Affidavits as well!
Jurats commonly have an attestation clause at the end certifying the fact that the affiant made an Oath and the date and signatures.

Other common types of Affidavits:
Affidavit of Heirship, Affidavit of Residence, Affidavit of Name Change, Affidavit of Service, Financial Affidavit, Affidavfit of Domicile, Affidavit of Death, ID Theft Affidavit.

What types of wording can you use in an Affidavit?
You can word an Affidavit any way you like, but if it is to be used as a legal document, please consult an Attorney. Additionally, please do not ask a notary public to draft documents, because many states have restrictions as to what a notary public is allowed to do, especially if it borders on what Attorneys typically do.

How do I get an Affidavit notarized?
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