We are all busy. And, especially right now with our current health crisis, we are seeing the necessity of having documents notarized that we may have been putting off such as powers of attorney, wills and advance directives.
Now or In the Future
Regardless of whether your need is now or sometime in the future, at some point you’ll need to have documents notarized. And finding notaries can be a hit or miss proposition with many institutions no longer offering that service or only for purposes of business that is directly related to that company. At Philadelphia Mail Room, we want to take the stress out of finding a notary.
Our convenient notary services are available during our regular hours for signing important documents. But we understand that there may be times when you can’t make it to our location. That’s when a mobile notary service is so important.
Today’s Health Needs
With our current COVID-19 crisis, many people are understanding the need for a health care proxy in case they may be unable to make important medical decisions for themselves. This establishes who will be making those medical decisions and can include
- Adult children
- Adult grandchildren
- Adult siblings
Any doctor should have a copy of the health care proxy, living will or any DNR documents before treating anyone. It’s important to note that these documents will require notarization in order to be valid. In times such as these, mobile notarization can be very important.
How Does Mobile Notarization Work?
Mobile notaries do the same thing they do in an office or business setting. The big difference is that they come directly to you.
What Are the Benefits of a Mobile Notary?
Having the services of a mobile notary can offer multiple benefits:
- Efficiency — a mobile notary works on your schedule. There is no need to find a notary public during regular business hours and deal with traffic to get there on time. A mobile notary visits you at the time and location of your choosing.
- Availability — mobile notary services are available at hours that aren’t centered around typical office hours. This allows for much more ease of availability for many people who are busy and can’t get away during regular business hours to get documents notarized.
- Eliminates location limitations — certain documents must be signed and notarized in the presence of all parties. This can be difficult when those parties are elderly or hospitalized and cannot travel to have estate documents or powers of attorney signed. A mobile notary can be scheduled for onsite document execution in such places as hospitals or assisted living facilities.
- Less fraud — although there are now online notary services available, having a notary present who requires all signatories to prove their identities and check the documents for authenticity and certain details ensures that people are signing documents legally and for the right reasons.
There When You Need Us
When you hire Philadelphia Mail Room as your mobile notary service, we will be there for you when you need us most. Call us at (215) 745-1100.