Questions and Answers
What is a Notary Public?
A Notary Public is a state appointed individual who verifies a signer’s identity using approved identification and takes acknowledgment of the individual executing the document, or administers an oath witnessing the signing of the document. Notaries do not give legal advice or verify that documents are true or legally binding.
Do Notaries draft legal documents?
A Notary Public is forbidden from preparing legal documents or acting as a legal advisor. Violators may be fined and/or imprisoned for practicing law unauthorized.
What does a Notary Public charge?
The maximum fee per signature is $15 mandated by the State of California. The state does not impose the maximum a notary may charge for other fees. Travel and convenience fees are charged at their discretion. The cost of service will vary based on appointment location, distance traveled, and number of signatures notarized.
Why documents need to be notarized?
The Notary Public officiates the document signing process insuring the documents are signed correctly and that signers are knowingly and willingly entering into an agreement. Documents must contain the proper notarial wording and text committing the signer in some way.
Can an incomplete document be notarized?
Notarizing incomplete documents or those containing blank spaces is risky and unacceptable due to potential fraud. A Notary must ensure a document is complete with no missing information before proceeding with an assignment and shall refuse service otherwise.
Can a Notary decline to help me?
A Notary can refuse service if there’s a reasonable suspicion that a transaction is unlawful, improper, or incomplete. Failing to provide acceptable identification at a signing appointment also serves as grounds to deny a notarization.
Can any document be notarized?
For a document to be notarized it must contain the proper notarial wording, text committing the signer, an original signature, and a completed certificate.
Mobile Intake Professional for Attorney’s:
Are you a Personal Injury, Products Liability or Mass Tort Attorney?
Your biggest problem that you need to answer is: How can I secure new clients soon after they call my office? We can offer you a solution in those situations when you don’t have the staff, resources or time to make it to your new clients as quickly as other firms are doing it. We can help you with that! Your firms no doubt has standardized basic intake forms consisting of among other things:
- Retainer Agreement
- Medical Authorizations
- Letter requesting records
- Workers compensation forms
- No-fault Authorizations
- Notice of Claims
- Other Legal Documents.
When you or your staff can’t be there (At the client’s hospital bed, there home or there work) we can. We can be your Mobile Intake Professional there to get your client’s signature on the documents you need to represent them. Our staff is trained by a law school educated manager to ensure the process and procedures that your firm has established are followed to a T when we interact with them on your behalf.
In those situations when your client has not been able to provide your firm with the signed documents necessary, or where the timing of a client’s particular claim requires an immediate remote intake and your staff can’t be there, Buffalo Mobile Notary Services can be there for you as your Mobile Intake Professional for Attorney’s