Here's the back story:
My wife, Leslie A. Nathan, AIA, is an licensed architect. Let's face it, I'm envious of her incredible skills, talent and creativity, not to mention the fact that she has what it takes to have been licensed in both California and New York, the two hardest states for architect registration.
When she completes a design it is required by law that she has to "stamp" the plans to certify their authenticity as having been done by a licensed architect. I've always wanted to be able to "stamp things" too, other than putting a stamp on a letter. To do that I took the required exam and had to pass the required State and FBI background check to receive a Notary Commission. No, it's not even close to passing the highly technical and artistic, multi-day, test you need to pass for an architect's license, but now I can "stamp things", too!
Of course, the real reason I became a Notary is to assist clients when they need documents notarized to complete a transaction.
Even in this day of electronic communication and documents, certified assurance by a third party that a printed document was actually signed by the person named within is sometimes required. Following strict laws and guidelines, providing that assurance is exactly what a Notary Public does. A Notary is also able to attest to the administration of an oath and provide other important services.
This may sound complicated for you, but it really isn't! All that is required to notarize a document is present yourself in person -- or I will come to your location -- show an valid acceptable ID, sign both the document and my Notary Records journal (as required by California law), and you're good to go. If for some reason you don't have an acceptable current ID please contact me and I will work with you to explain the other available and legal options to prove your identity for notarization purposes.
Give me a call at 818-856-4220 and we can arrange convenient time to meet at the appropriate physical distance. Or, if you are anywhere in the West Valley, including Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Van Nuys, North Hollywood or Burbank, and I'll come to your location.
Please note that while electronic/digital "distance notarization" is available some states, it is NOT yet available in, or applicable for, documents filed in California. However, I can take care of your notary needs in person in a "contact free" manner.
Walking your dog in the Hidden Woods neighborhood of Sherman Oaks, south of Magnolia? Stop in for a notarization and our Lucy will keep your dog occupied while we complete the notarization process. Dog treats for all canine neighbors!
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