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How to get an Apostille in Long Beach

Posted on November 29, 2018 at 11:35 AM


Have you been asked to get a California Apostille for your document that is going out of the country? Initially, when people hear the phrase apostille, they are confused because they are unfamiliar with the term.


An apostille is a state or federal authentication that allows the document to be sent from one country to another without an...

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Are Witnesses Required to Notarize a Power of Attorney?

Posted on November 28, 2018 at 3:20 PM



A power of attorney allows an agent appointed by the principal to sign on their behalf if they are unable to for some reason. The most common reason I come across is due to sickness.


Commonly I am called to hospitals or convalescent homes because a patient's sickness or injury has reached the point where they need someone to m...

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What is a Mobile Notary?

Posted on November 14, 2018 at 2:55 AM




Even though I've been a mobile notary for over ten years, I still run across people who have never heard of the service. They know what a notary public is, but their interaction with one has been limited to walking into a bank with their document to have it notarized. Thankfully, I've been able to introduce many happy clients to my services.

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California Notaries Receive a Much Deserved Raise

Posted 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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