Defective Notary Invalidates Prenup

THOMPSON REUTERS 5/30/2013 By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) – A paperwork error rendered a Rochester couple’s prenuptial agreement invalid, and the husband could not save the pact by filing an affidavit during divorce proceedings 10 years later, the Court of Appeals has ruled. A six-judge panel on Thursday unanimously agreed with Michelle Galetta, who…

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  • 2 June, 2013

Three Texas Public Notaries Posing as Immigration Attorneys Shut Down

Joey Palacios Thursday, May 30, 2013 <p><a href=”http://kpbs.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/audio/2013/05/30/NOTARIOS-JP.mp3″>Download audio clip</a></p> SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Three businesses posing as law firms along the Texas-Mexico border have been shut down for falsely claiming they could provide immigration services. The firms were taking advantage of Spanish speakers’ understanding of the word “notario.” The original complaint from the Texas…

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  • 2 June, 2013

Public Notary Scams Continue in South Texas

Article appeared in Courthouse News Service on May 31, 2013 regarding notary fraud By CAMERON LANGFORD    McALLEN, Texas (CN) – A South Texas judge shut down three notaries public for practicing immigration law without a license.      The “notario” scam is notorious in South Texas. In Mexico, a notario can fulfill most of the…

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  • 2 June, 2013

Selling Notary Seals Without Proof in Arizona Now a Felony

Posted by Pennslyvania Association of Notaries Posted by PAN in General on May 30th, 2013 Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer recently signed into law increasing the violation of selling a notary seal to anyone who does not provide proper documentation proving their notary commission to a felony class 6. This carries a potential penalty of up…

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  • 2 June, 2013