Social Seven Event Space  provides notarial acts in the Atlanta, Douglas & Cobb areas. We act as an impartial witness to the person signing the document.  This is to ensure that the person is willingly appending their signature with full knowledge of the documents content. We will verify each individual's identity and have that person sign the document face-to-face.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What is Notarization? 
Notarization is the official fraud-deterrent process that assures the parties of a transaction that a document is authentic, and can be trusted. It is a three-part process, performed by a Notary Public, that includes of vetting, certifying and record-keeping. Notarizations are sometimes referred to as "notarial acts."
Above all, notarization is the assurance by a duly appointed and impartial Notary Public that a document is authentic, that its signature is genuine, and that its signer acted without duress or intimidation, and intended the terms of the document to be in full force and effect.

How does a Notary identify the signer? 

Generally, the Notary will ask to see a current identification document that has a photograph, physical description and a signature. A driver’s license, military ID or passport will usually be acceptable.


May a Notary give legal advice or draft legal documents? 
Absolutely not. A Notary is forbidden from preparing legal documents for others or acting as a legal advisor unless he or she is also an attorney. Violators can be fined or jailed for the unauthorized practice of law.

What is a Notary Public? 
A responsible person appointed by state government to witness the signing of important documents and administer oaths.


Is Notarization required by law? 
For many documents, yes. Certain affidavits, real estate deeds and other documents may not be legally binding unless they are properly notarized.

May a Notary give legal advice or draft legal documents? 
Absolutely not. A Notary is forbidden from preparing legal documents for others or acting as a legal advisor unless he or she is also an attorney. Violators can be fined or jailed for the unauthorized practice of law.


How does a Notary identify the signer? 

Generally, the Notary will ask to see a current identification document that has a photograph, physical description and a signature. A driver’s license, military ID or passport will usually be acceptable.


Why are documents notarized? 
To deter fraud. An impartial witness (the Notary) ensures that the signers of documents are who they say they are and not impostors. The Notary makes sure that signers have entered into agreements knowingly and willingly. In a society in which business dealings between strangers are the norm rather than the exception, Notaries create a trustworthy environment where strangers are able to share documents with full confidence in their authenticity.


May a Notary notarize immigration forms? 
Only a few immigration forms need to be notarized, including the Affidavit of Support (I-134).

May any document be Notarized? 
For a document to be notarized, it must contain: 1) text committing the signer in some way, 2) an original signature (not a photocopy) of the document signer, 3) a notarial “certificate” which may appear on the document itself or on an attachment. The Notary fills in the certificate, signs it, then applies his or her seal to complete the notarization.

May a Notary refuse to serve people? 
Only if the Notary is uncertain of a signer’s identity, willingness or general competence, or has a good reason to suspect fraud. Notaries should not refuse to serve anyone because of race, religion, nationality, lifestyle, or because the person is not a client or customer. Discrimination on any basis is not a suitable policy for a public official.

NOTARIZATION PROCESS


 * Every signer must physically appear and present acceptable identification at the time of notarization.

* Translation is not allowed during notarization. The notary must be able to communicate directly with signer in the language (i.e. English) which both the Notary and the signer can understand.

* Complete document - a signer must present Notary with a complete document, not just the signature page(s).  

 * Document date - all documents must be dated the same day as the notarization or earlier, but never later. 

* Notarial certificate - the presence of a notarial certificate on the  document is required.

 NOTARY SERVICE

* $5 Per Notarial Act

  

   TRAVEL FEES

   * $25 within the Lithia Springs Area
    * $45 outside the city of Douglasville

    WEEKENDS

* $65 Saturday & Sunday

NOTARY APPOINTMENT 


   * All services are by appointment only.

  *Notary Travel Fees must be paid before the time of service. An invoice will be emailed to signer 24 hours prior to appointment time.

*Signers must present notary with an unexpired acceptable identification card.

 *Travel fees are not refundable if signer cancels the notarization while notary is in transit to the appointment, or if notary cannot complete the notarization due to signers actions.