There are a lot of “careers” that can be used to provide you with Multiple Streams of Income for supplementary cash flow.  One of these can be becoming a Notary.  However, in a society where lawsuits are nearly as plentiful as cranberries at Thanksgiving, such a move should only be made by ensuring that you are properly conducting your business.  If you are, or intend to become a Notary, you will want to read, and heed, BEST PRACTICES FOR NOTARIES AND GLENDALE, ARIZONA NOTARY PROTECTION.

“It is unbelievable,” Jim Bivona of Bivona Insurance Group, LLC, an Independent Insurance Agency that services the Phoenix Metro area regarding Insurance including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and Peoria Arizona to name just a few, shared with a degree of dismay in his voice, “how often people enter into an undertaking without considering the risks involved should everything not go ‘A-OK.’ As a result,” he continued, “if you have aspirations of being a Notary there are a few things you should keep in mind.”

These “things” include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • NEVER Notarize for a Signer who isn’t Present – Not even “just this once!”
  • NEVER Notarize Incomplete Documents – “I’ll fill it in later” is not an acceptable assurance.
  • ALWAYS Identify your Signers – Accomplish this with proper ID!
  • Keep a “Journal Record” of all of your Notarizations – A “sloppy” Journal can lead to more than one problem for you in the long run.
  • Stay Impartial and NEVER Offer Advice – Remember, you are a Notary, not an Attorney!
  • NEVER let anyone else use your Notary Seal – If they err, you will be held responsible for their mistakes.
  • ALWAYS have “Errors & Omissions Insurance” – If you are sued, an E&O Insurance Policy can help cover your Financial Risk.

As you can see, BEST PRACTICES FOR NOTARIES AND GLENDALE, ARIZONA NOTARY PROTECTION certainly IS interesting if you ARE, in fact, intent on starting a Notary Service!  As a result, you should contact Jim Bivona at 623-256-1000 with any questions, and he will be happy to discuss this concept with you in greater detail, and suggest some ways you may be able to improve your Business Future.


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(To learn more about this issue, check out “Notary Requirements”)