How to get an Apostille in Long Beach

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Have you been asked to get a California Apostille for your document that is going out of the country? Initially, when people hear the phrase apostille, they are confused because they are unfamiliar with the term. What is an Apostille? An apostille is a state or federal authentication that allows the document to be sent…

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The Document Diva Offers Court & County Document Services

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What is Court & County Document Services? In addition to my mobile notary and apostille services The Document Diva is now adding court and county recorder document retrieval to the list of services offered. Which Courts? We currently offer document retrievel from the following California Superior Courts –  Long Beach, Bellflower, Downey, Compton, Norwalk, and Torrance. Types of Documents Available for Retrieval Fictious business name…

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Parental Permission to Travel Abroad

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Especially when the summer months are upon us, children will out of school, water parks will be open, the malls will be invaded by teenagers, and the beaches will be over run by sun worshipers looking for the perfect tan. Summer also brings the summer travel season. During summer travel, children may be traveling with…

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Hospital Mobile Notary

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Long Beach has four major hospitals – Long Beach Memorial, Pacific Hospital, Community Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital. Unfortunately, it isn’t until someone is hospitalized that oftentimes people remember the importance of having their affairs in order. Part of having your affairs in order is to have a health care directive and power of attorney filled out and notarized…

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How to get a Power of Attorney Notarized in Jail

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A loved one going to jail creates a handful of unexpected problems and stress. Not only is the American legal system complicated to navigate; it is also costly. And because someone is incarcerated does not mean that their financial obligations stop. Thankfully, there is a provision in the law that provides help. If an inmate…

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Foreign Adoption Requirements

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The one thing I like about being a notary is the variety. You meet a variety of clients and perform a variety of notarizations, no two days are the same. At least a couple of times a year I have the privilege of helping couples with their international adoption paperwork. I’ve had experience with countries…

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What is an ‘Affidavit of Inability to Appear’ Form?

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To get married in the State of California, an engaged couple needs to purchase a marriage license from the County Clerk before a marriage ceremony can take place. In most cases, both parties have to appear before the Clerk, but there are a few exceptions. If one of the parties is hospitalized or incarcerated, they…

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