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Hospital Mobile Notary

Posted by LaShon James-Major on February 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Long Beach has four major hospitals  - Long Beach Memorial, Pacific Hospital, Community Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. Unfortunately, it isn't until someone is hospitalized that often times people remember the importance of having their affairs in order.

Part of having your affairs in order to have a health care directive and power of attorney filled out and notarized so that care givers and financial institutions know who you have appointed to handle your affairs if there ever is a time when you are unable to.

Hospitals and convalescent homes will want to have your health care directive on file and financial institatuations will want a copy of your power of attorney before they let  any transcations be performed on the behalf of someone else.

If you need a mobile notary The Document Diva travels to hospitals, residences and convalescent homes to assist with all power of attorney and health care directive needs.

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Common Documents - Power of Attorey

Posted by LaShon James-Major on February 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM

One of the most frequent documents you are asked to notarize as a notary is a power of attorney. A power of attorney is an important legal document in which a principle gives an agent the power to act in their place. I have had clients notarize powers of attorney because they were leaving the country, incarcerated or hospitalized. There are several types of powers of attorney so it is important to know the differences. Two common powers of attorney are explained below.


Durable Power of Attorney


A durable power of attorney remains in effect if the principle becomes incapacitated and is unable to make their own decisions. Ordinary, or "nondurable," powers of attorney automatically end if the person who makes them loses mental capacity.


Medical Power of Attorney


A medical power of attorney, also commonly known as a health care directive, appoints an agent to make health care decisions on their behalf. The health care agent will work with doctors and other health care providers to make sure the principal gets the kind of medical care they wish to receive.


If you have any questions about the type of power of attorney you need it is always best to consult an attorney for legal advice.




*Disclaimer - The Document Diva is not an attorney and therefore cannot provide legal advice.



Long Beach California Apostille Service

Posted by LaShon James-Major on February 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM

The Document Diva has been providing California Apostille & Authenticaion services in the Long Beach and the greater Los Angeles & Orange County areas for the last 9 years. Our service includes travel, notarization, if required, and the accurate processing of your document.

We have worked with individuals and companies to process their vital documents to countries all over the world such as Mexico, Dominican Republic, China, Spain, France, South Korea, India and more!

Some of the companies we have worked with - Phenomenx, Thomson National Properties, Penn Elcom, Moffat & Nichol, Trojan Battery, Foundation 9 Entertainment, US Asia Law, Aero Worx, Industrial Dynamics, Fisker Automotive, Disney and PSAV

Please feel free to give us a call for pricing and questions regarding your document.

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Where Is Your Notary Office?

Posted by LaShon James-Major on February 11, 2014 at 1:25 PM

I get asked the above question almost on a daily basis. The concept of a mobile notary is new to a lot of people because they are used to walking into their bank when they want a document notarized but the majority of banks due to liability reasons no longer offer notary services. So what are your options?

The Document Diva only provides a mobile notary service so if you are looking for a notary to travel to your residence, business, hospital or any other location that is convenient for you we'll be more than happy to provide service. Depending on the location there is a travel fee plus the $10 per notarized signature fee.

Mobile notary services are great if you require a notarization on the weekend, after hours or at the last minute. For the last 9 years we have been notarizing powers of attorney, trusts, affidavits, health care directives and many other documents in the greater Long Beach, Lakewood, Carson, Bellflower, Wilmington and San Pedro areas.

If you are not looking for a mobile notary then your best option is to walk into your local UPS store as most of them have notaries on staff. Also, if you're a AAA member they provide notary services.

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Do You Need A Mobile Notary?

Posted by LaShon James-Major on February 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM

When people think of a Notary Public they don't necessarily think mobile. A regular notary public works from an office that you travel to in order to have your document notarized. Usually, they work out of mail box stores, copy centers, banks and travel agencies.


A Mobile Notary Public travels to you. Our motto is have stamp, will travel! The mobile option is for those that want the convenience of someone coming to them. Our lives are so busy these days it's nice to have someone come to you. The traveling notary is also good for those that are home bound, in a nursing home, or hospitalized and it is impossible for the individual to leave to have a document notarized.




There is an extra charge for the mobile notary services but it is hard to put a price on convenience. Each notary sets their own travel fee, which may include such variables as distance, weekday vs. weekend, if it's a holiday, and the time of day (whether you're needed early in the day or late in the evening).


I provide mobile notary services in Long Beach and throughout Los Angeles & Orange counties so when the need arises give The Document Diva a call.



I look forward to meeting all of your mobile notary needs!

*Note: While the travel fee may vary the maximum a notary can legally charge for a notarization is $10 per notarized signature in California.




What is a Power of Attorney?

Posted by LaShon James-Major on February 3, 2014 at 6:05 PM

A power of attorney is a notarized document that gives an appointed agent the power to act on someone else's behalf in legal or business matters. Powers of attorney are especially important if a loved becomes hospitalized or incarcerated because they may physically be unable to handle necessary transactions.


If a power of attorney is required to handle financial matters it is best to check with the bank to verify that they will accept the POA. Some banks require their own power of attorney to be notarized.


If you or a loved one require a mobile notary to notarize your power of attorney in the greater Long Beach area please contact The Document Diva @ (562) 314-4319.

*Note - Powers of attorney only deal with financial matters. You will need a health care directive notarized to appoint an agent to handle health related issues.