Florida Notary Public Updates
What kind of document?
Remember you are not a lawyer as a notary; you cannot offer advice on what notarial act should take place. If the client is confused, you can only advise them to call whomever is receiving the document for clarification.
We usually focus on the notaries public, but what about the customers trying to find them? Where do they start?
With the onset of technology, many aspects of life have changed.
We’re only human, mistakes happen. But as a notary public, you should take precautions to make mistakes as minimal as possible. Even the best notaries make mistakes; the key is they should be unusual and minimal. Having set procedures so you remember all aspects of a notarization is your first step to avoiding errors. The second key to being prepared is to know what to do once a mistake happens.
Peace of mind when it comes to your personal information is hard to get these days. With the onset of technology, it’s never easy to know where your personal information will end up. With many companies selling your information or allowing third parties access to it, extra caution with who we offer information to is never a bad idea.
For every profession, you need a “Getting Started Kit.” Whether it’s solely the knowledge of that industry or physical things which are pivotal to success, there are preparations to be made.
Being a notary public is no different. There’s actually more to prepare for then with most jobs—yes, you learn more as you go as a notary public, but you must understand the basics before completing any notarial acts. Otherwise, it could end in a mess for you and the public.
Did you know that Florida Notaries are able to swear in witnesses for Administrative Hearings? Under the “Uniform Rules of Procedure” information of the Florida Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, a notary public is able to assist with administering an oath and confirming the identity of a witness for testimonies taken by telephone.
Many notaries ponder the question of if they should notarize a document for a minor. And if they do, how?
Do you have a business that employs several notaries? Did you know that you could get a Group Errors & Omissions Insurance plan to cover all of your notaries? Troy Fain Insurance does not just provide individual Errors & Omissions Insurance, we also provide group policies.
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