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How to get a Small Estate Affidavit in CA?

Posted on February 27, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Losing a loved one is one of the most traumatic events anyone can experience. Along with the emotional turmoil, there are often legal affairs that have to be settled. Moreover, if there is no will the decedent's heirs may have to go to probate court to divide the estate. Thankfully there is a way to avoid the headache and exp...

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You've Become a Notary, Now What? Let Me Coach You!

Posted on February 19, 2019 at 3:30 PM



You took the notary class, studied for the test and passed the background check, so what's next? First of all, congratulations on becoming a notary! Passing the notary test is not always easy, so you’re to be commended. You’re now an official officer of the state. Who knew that one day people would pay you for your signature?!


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Getting Your Estate Plan Ready for the New Year

Posted on January 11, 2019 at 7:50 PM


The new year brings a lot of excitement and expectation as to what is to come. Many people take this as an opportunity to set goals they want to accomplish in the coming months. One of those goals should be to review, or put in place, an estate plan.


In California alone, ...

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Find Unclaimed Money For FREE

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 3:15 PM



One of the best feelings in the world is finding money you didn't know you had. Whether it's on the street or in the pocket of an old pair of jeans, finding money feels like you have won the lottery.


Did you that you can quickly check online to see if there is any unclaimed money being held by the state in y...

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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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