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Surety Bonds 06.01.2020

Big Changes in Indiana Notary Requirements

Notaries in the state of Indiana are seeing significant changes to the processes of continuing their professional status. Beginning July 1st, all notaries must complete a continuing education course every two years during their eight-year…
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Big Changes in Indiana Notary Requirements
Surety Bonds 05.05.2020

Massachusetts Signs Remote Notarization Bill

On Monday, Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker signed off on a new coronavirus rule that lets notaries witness signatures over video conferencing. According to the novel law, notary publics are allowed to continue their notary…
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Massachusetts Signs Remote Notarization Bill
Surety Bonds 05.05.2020

States Ensure E-Signatures Are Accepted on Vital Surety Bonds During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Surety and Fidelity Association of America (SFAA), its members and partners have called on State Governors, state agencies, localities, school districts and other public entities to request acceptance of the electronic execution and delivery…
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States Ensure E-Signatures Are Accepted on Vital Surety Bonds During COVID-19 Pandemic
Surety Bonds 04.24.2020

New Jersey’s New Temporary Remote Notary Law: What You Need to Know

On April 14, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey passed a new law for notaries public and persons authorized to take oaths are allowed to continue their usual duties remotely. This law will be…
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New Jersey’s New Temporary Remote Notary Law: What You Need to Know
Surety Bonds 04.22.2020

States Allowing Online Remote Notarization Due to COVID-19 Response

Following the swift response to the pandemic, several states have let notaries perform remotely in the interest of safeguarding the safety and health of both notaries and their clients. Notaries are now able to carry…
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States Allowing Online Remote Notarization Due to COVID-19 Response
Surety Bonds 03.13.2020

How to Become a Notary in Washington, D.C.

So you want to be a notary in the nation’s capital? There are several steps you must execute before you are crowned the title of a notary. First, notary applicants must be at least 18…
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How to Become a Notary in Washington, D.C.
Surety Bonds 03.05.2020

Avoid These 3 Mistakes of Estate Planning

The majority of estate planning fails usually fall into one of several groups. Though each estate plan is distinctive, the same errors and snags can arise. Each of these typical mistakes is preventable with a…
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Avoid These 3 Mistakes of Estate Planning
03.05.2020

Here’s Why You Need a Bid Bond

Bid bonds are used primarily in the construction industry to assure the contractor can fulfill the job responsibilities listed in the agreement for the agreed price for the project owner. It protects the project owner…
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Here’s Why You Need a Bid Bond
Surety Bonds 02.26.2020

Unmarried Partners & Estate Planning

When it comes to estate planning, having a marriage certificate with your life partner is critical. Without it, state intestacy laws do not let an unmarried couple inherit from each other, meaning your close relatives…
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Unmarried Partners & Estate Planning