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What is a Mobile Notary?

Posted 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 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 p...

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How to Obtain a California Senior Citizen ID Card

Posted 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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Hospital Mobile Notary

Posted 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...

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Common Documents - Power of Attorey

Posted 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.

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Long Beach California Apostille Service

Posted 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 ...

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Where Is Your Notary Office?

Posted 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 resi...

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Do You Need A Mobile Notary?

Posted 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.


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What is a Power of Attorney?

Posted 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 th...

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