Where it all starts.
Why a Notary Public?
A Will. A Power of Attorney. Withdrawal from a 401K or employment fund. A form to allow your minor children to travel. Debt settlements. Annuity payouts. Documents associated with the sale, purchase, or refinance of real estate. Divorce documents. Documents required by your local government when remodeling or building your home. All documents that may required notarization. When you ask friends or family where they would go to find a notary, most people immediately think of your local bank as the go-to location to get a document notarized. While some banks still notarize documents, unfortunately, many will not notarize for the general public. It may have to be bank business or you may have to have an account with that entity. Other companies that, in the past, provided traditional notary services may have changed their notary policies. Still others don’t have their notary employee working when you call, and you need that document. NOW. All of these options have a common theme: you have to work your notarization into their schedule. That may involve driving to the brick and mortar location, waiting in line, hoping there is an employee on staff who is working that is a notary, and then driving back to your office or home after the process is done. Not with Adams Mobile Notary Service.
A notary public is a state official with statewide jurisdiction whose powers and duties are defined by individual state statute. Each of the 50 states have different statutes as it relates to what a notary can and cannot do in the performance of their duties. In Tennessee, a notary public is authorized to act in any county and has the power to acknowledge signatures upon personal knowledge or satisfactory proof of the individual, to administer oaths, to take depositions, qualify parties to bills in chancery and to affidavits.
Notaries CAN NOT verify the truthfulness, accuracy or validity of the contents of the document. The primary duty of a notary is to confirm identity of the signer(s), watch them sign, and notarize where appropriate or necessary.