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Living Wills and the Mobile Notary

It’s a subject we don’t want to think about, but eventually we have to, Living Wills. Hopefully we all have our affairs in order, but sometimes we don’t. We are hesitant to sound crass, but Sunshine Signing is there for you whenever you need to get your affairs in order.

What is a Living Will?

If you’re either unconscious or otherwise unable to communicate, a living will tells others what treatments you’d like—or want to avoid. Typically, a living will comes into play when you’re no longer able to participate in decision-making and hope to prevent the prolonging of an inevitable death through artificial means.

The Balance

A living will is one of the most serious documents you need. It is often accompanied by a Durable Power of Attorney, which designates someone to make decisions for you and what kind of decisions they are allowed to make.

A living will does not take effect if you have a temporary injury, like you took a shot to the head an received a serious concussion. Maybe from something like a car accident or falling off a bicycle. It is for potential end of life services, where options are extremely limited.

Are There Any Rules?

As a precaution, there may be some rules in your state regarding a living will, but most states will recognize them if you are across state borders. There are places online where you can download templates for a living will, but we would be careful to make sure that it comes from an attorney, and not just some random person.

The living will must address all of the potential circumstances that it will be needed for. We recommend you check several websites, even one or two for your state, to make sure everything you are required to have is there.

When Should I Get One?

We would recommend as soon as possible, unless you are under the age of eighteen, or do not have a legal guardian. Make sure your family and loved ones know of your intent, as an argument among members is the last thing in the world you want in your time of need.

Being pro-active is the best way to go. Unfortunately, none of us can predict the future, and none of us can truly know what life has to throw at us. We all wish for the best, Sunshine wishes the best for you, but we all must be prepared for any situation.

Why do I need a Mobile Notary?

A living will is one of those documents that has to be signed in person. An online notary is not able to perform those duties. A notary must be present, and in many cases the best choice is to have a mobile notary who can come to you.

In the worst situations, time is of the essence. Sunshine Signing can have a notary to you in four hours or less, even if you live in a rural location. You can rest assured our mobile notaries are the most professional in the business, and work hard to ensure every signing is the most important signing they’ve ever done. Because they understand how important it is to you.

Everyone is Important to Sunshine

Sunshine is there for you in the best of times and the worst of times. You need someone who you can trust in any situation. Our mobile notaries can meet you just about anywhere, from your home, or god forbid, the hospital.

If you don’t have a living will, and probably a durable power of attorney to accompany it, now is the time to take action. And when you need it notarized, just remember, Sunshine is there for you.

Expedited Document Courier Service and Why You Need It

We can hear you now. I have a notary, why would I need an expedited document courier service?

The fact is that people use these services all the time. When time matters, expedited delivery is the golden arrow in your quiver.

Some of you may know we do walk through recordings. Walk through recordings are when one of our notaries records your documents the same day. No wait. No hassle.

Just done for you.

Not Just For Mortgages

Yes, mortgages and title are the first thing that come to mind when you think about courier services.

But, they don’t have to be.

A wide variety of contracts can be expedited. A document courier could bring things like power of attorney, loan modifications, easements, deeds, foreclosures, estoppels, liens and we could go on and on.

So think beyond home purchases and what other services your clients may need. Heck, you can even add it as a VIP upgrade.

Then you work with Sunshine to keep the process more productive and profitable.

Why Would I Need a Document Courier for Other Documents?

For example, and forbid, a family member or friend becomes ill and has to make some changes to their living will or other document. Sunshine’s notaries will come to your room, notarize the document, then directly deliver it to your attorney and/or anyone else who needs it.

This is a situation you should not need to worry about anything else. So let Sunshine handle it, so you can focus on the important things.

Expedite the Power

Another situation may be a power of attorney. These are best changed and delivered at light speed. You never know what may cause a need for it, but if and when it happens, you may need or want to get it done right now.

Sunshine’s notaries can expedite your documents and get them safely into the hands of the person or people that need them. If there is no time to wait, then expedited document courier services are for you.

What about an estoppel? Every second counts when you are trying to protect yourself from baseless accusations. Every second they can mislead or commit fraud that negatively affect you.

When time counts, count on Sunshine.

Anything You Need the Original

Bike Courier

Many of us know about the people on bikes in New York City that almost kill themselves every day couriering documents.

But, what are they delivering, and why is it so important?

The fact is that any contract might need to reach its destination right now. And with a nationwide network, Sunshine is in a unique position to make it happen for you.

No more waiting for wall street service, because Sunshine brings it to main street. And you can get even better, white glove service from Sunshine Signing.

Want to make it even better?

Let our notaries notarize the documents, then courier them for you. If you do not need documents notarized, you can still utilize our nationwide network, even in rural areas.

Let’s see the people on bikes ride into rural areas.

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Get Any Document Notarized Right Now! Let’s Start!

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Why You Need Both Online Notaries and Mobile Notaries

As the world appears to be heading more to remote notarizations, you may ask why you need both Online Notaries and Mobile Notaries?

Not All Signings Will Be Remote

The laws are quickly changing, but some things will remain the same. At the end of the day, even once remote signings become more prevalent, some signings will still need to be done in person. You have attorney states, as well as certain types of signings, like wills, that will have to be done in person.

Heck, it might even be a client preference.

Any way you slice it, there will be a need to have multiple pipelines, a word those in business are not excited to hear. By using an all in one service like Sunshine Signing, you keep your pipeline simple, saving both time and money.

A Rapidly Changing Marketplace

Yes, there are a good amount of laws in place, but we are still a long way from a standard set of rules across the nation. This is not something that will be accomplished overnight. And it is probably something you don’t want your team to have to worry about on a daily or weekly basis.

So why not have a notary service that does that for you? That keeps your business humming. That adapts to a rapidly changing environment for you.

This is a large reason why you need both Online Notaries and Mobile Notaries and an All in One solution.

The Widest Variety of Services

Sunshine offers a wider slate of services in the industry. Talk about why you need both online notaries and mobile notaries.

Just check out our list of Mobile Notary Services and Remote Online Notary Services.

Who else offers the variety we do? Who offers things like Document Courier Services?

The best thing about that? Sunshine is more that ready to prepare to change with the advancements in the industry. We emerged from the 2007 real estate fiasco stronger than we entered.

Why?

We adapted to circumstances, we added offerings no one else was.

When the market evolves you need someone who can evolve with it. That is why you need a partner that will keep you one step ahead of your competitors.

The Best Notaries in the Business

Access to the best notaries requires access to the most experienced and professional notaries. And those are not ones who just started and work inside of a warehouse.

When you work with a company like Sunshine Signing, you are working with a network of notaries that have years or decades of experience. Notaries that have done all the important kinds of signings in their mobile notary careers. Ones that give impeccable service.

Be it remote, or be it mobile, Sunshine has tens of thousands of the best notaries in the nation at our fingertips.

Why You Need Both Types of Notaries

It is simple to see that your business will need access to both types of notaries. It is also easy to see you need to work with someone with a long track record of successful signings.

At the end of the day, don’t select a notary service that will only fulfill parts of your needs. Go with the all in one solution provided by Sunshine Signing.

Sunshine Signing

Get Any Document Notarized Right Now! Let’s Start!

Go with the Industry Leaders for over 15 years. Mobile Notaries, Online, Remote, Sunshine Gets the Job Done Right…

Or Call us at (727) 817-0000

Notarizing Someone’s Blood

We’ve seen some strange individual signings, but our tales of the bizarre has a new story. One of which a notary had to notarize someone’s blood for authenticity.

Wait, Did You Say Notarizing Someone’s Blood

This is already the talk of the skate board industry. Skating legend Tony Hawk had blood removed so it can be added to paint. The paint would be used on a limited line of skateboards.

We’re not talking about mortgage or title. The integrity of blood is on the line.

Those skateboards would then be sold at a high price to collectors of skateboards, as well as fans of bloody things.

We imagine the conversation went like this:

  1. Collect blood
  2. Mix blood into paint
  3. Paint neat designs with said blood.
  4. ???????
  5. PROFIT!

And at the end of the day, they needed a notary to certify the blood was authentic, and not some blood from someone pretending to be Tony Hawk.

But the real question is:

Did the notary ask for Tony’s signature in blood for their kid’s wall? We kid, we kid.

It is All for a Good Cause

If we can get serious for a moment.

This limited edition of one hundred skateboards helps a couple of charities, not the new vampire skateboarding team.

Ordered by bottled water company Liquid Death, proceeds will go to 5 Gyres, as well as Tony’s personal charity, The Skateboard Project.

100 of the fully notarized and bloody skateboards will be sold for $500 apiece.

And that is the story of person who was notarizing someone’s blood.

Sunshine Signing

Get Any Document Notarized Right Now! Let’s Start!

Go with the Industry Leaders for over 15 years. Mobile Notaries, Online, Remote, Sunshine Gets the Job Done Right…

Or Call us at (727) 817-0000

Notary Fees are Decreased in Mississippi

In a defeat to static notaries, Mississippi has passed a bill to lower notary fees in Mississippi.

The changes essentially make the maximum amount that can be charged for a signing to five dollars. That is five dollars a signature for documents notarized.

This may be a blow to storefront notaries, as the benefit of offering notarizations may have decreased as a different loss leader may offer more value.

A Move Towards Electronic and Mobile Signings

The interesting part of the bill eliminates the fee cap for both mobile and electronic signings.

Additional fees may be charged with services that go beyond the normal notarial act. This includes things like travel and digital fees like web streaming or video and doc storage. The only caveat is those fees must be agreed upon in advance.

The lowering of static fees, in conjunction with higher fees allowed for electronic and mobile signings, seems to pave the way for more remote signings in the state.

Here is the full text of the updated notary law.

This is a reminder we are not lawyers. We are not giving legal advice.

Attribution: We would like to thank By Rocky Vaughn, Sue Anna Joe, Dominique Pugh, Clay Moss, Kara Giles, and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for the illustration of the Mississippi State Flag.

Sunshine Signing

Get Any Document Notarized Right Now! Let’s Start!

Go with the Industry Leaders for over 15 years. Mobile Notaries, Online, Remote, Sunshine Gets the Job Done Right…

Or Call us at (727) 817-0000