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California Notaries Receive a Much Deserved Raise

Posted by LaShon James-Major on April 24, 2017 at 5:30 PM



Effective January 2017, the California notary per signature fee increased from $10 to $15 for the first time in over 20 years! That's a 50% increase which is the highest raise I have ever received; when I worked for Corporate America my largest increase was only .35!


Hopefully, other states will follow suit because across the country the notary fee var...

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How to Find a Notary

Posted by LaShon James-Major on August 26, 2015 at 3:55 PM



Well, you've already found me so your search for a notary is over! Lol But if you are looking for a notary in a city outside of the Long Beach area what do you do then? It depends on what you are looking for.


If you are looking for a notary to travel to you in your city there are a few ...

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Foreign Adoption Requirements

Posted by LaShon James-Major on March 3, 2015 at 5:05 PM



The one thing I like about being a notary is the variety. You meet a variety of clients and perform a variety of notarizations, no two days are the same.

At least a couple of times a year I have the privilege of helping couples with t...
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2015 Brings New Notary Laws

Posted by LaShon James-Major on February 27, 2015 at 4:20 PM

A new year usually means new notary laws in California and 2015 was not any different. I would love to be a fly on the wall when the law makers in Sacramento decide to enact new notary laws. They come across as quite arbitrary because there is very little communication between the Secretary of State and California notaries.

 

This year the California legislators decided to add additional wording to all acknowledgment and jurat certificates. The new certificates must include a...

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Now Offering Court & County Document Services

Posted by LaShon James-Major on December 4, 2014 at 4:55 PM


In addition to our mobile notary and apostille services The Document Diva is now adding court and county recorder document retrieval to the list of services we offer.


We currently offer document retrievel from the following California Superior Courts -  

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Celebrating 10 Years!

Posted by LaShon James-Major on October 2, 2014 at 5:05 PM



It really is amazing how fast time passes. I was not aware that I have now been serving as a California notary for 10 years until I started receiving notifications of congratulations from LinkedIn.


I decided to become a notary after I was injured on the job and subsequently laid off. From that moment on I was determined to never work full-time for anyon...

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Mobile Notary at the Lynwood Jail

Posted by LaShon James-Major on July 7, 2014 at 7:40 PM

The Lynwood Jail (Central Regional Detention Center) is a womens only jail in Los Angeles County located in Lynwood, CA with the capacity to hold 2,100 women.


Documents frequently notarized at the Lynwood Jail include powers of attorney, parental permission to travel forms, and child custody documents. A notary is a legal professional so we are allowed to perform notarizations 7 days a week during the jails operating ...

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What is a Mobile Notary?

Posted by LaShon James-Major on July 7, 2014 at 7:20 PM

A notary is commisioned by the state to act as an independent witness to the signing of documents. Once the signer presents acceptable ID that is verified by the notary, the notary witnesses the signer sign the document and then puts her signature and stamp on the document.


Notaries often work at mailbox stores or other similar locations but in some cases it is more convenient or practical to have a notary travel to you. For instance, if ...

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Parental Permission to Travel Abroad

Posted by LaShon James-Major on May 16, 2014 at 2:05 AM


The summer months are upon us. Soon children will out of school, water parks will be open, the malls will be invaded by teenagers, and the beaches will be over run by sun worshipers looking for the perfect tan.

 

Summer also brings the summer travel season. During summer travel children may be traveling with their parents, one parent, or a relative out of the country. If the child is under 18 and traveling ...

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How to Obtain a California Senior Citizen ID Card

Posted by LaShon James-Major on May 9, 2014 at 5:30 PM



All to often when older people stop driving they let their drivers license expire so they are left without any identification. This poses a problem when they need to present valid ID, such as when they need a document notarized.

A simple solution is to get a California Senior Citizen ID card. The IDs are good for ten years and if the senior is bed bound the DMV will send someone out to their home.

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