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Paul Williamson Memorial Site

Paul Williamson passed away on July 21, 2011. His website was a source of information for Notaries Public across the nation and he is dearly missed. In his memory, this site will remain for those looking for reference material, including the Notary Knowledgebase.


Paul's friend, Sylvia, is handling Florida apostille service requests. Notary Public and Signing Agent services are no longer available.


If you need a magnetic sign, please contact Joe at Knobmeister/Quality Images.

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The U.S. Navy has ordered all American ships to fly the "Don't Tread on Me" First Navy Jack during the War on Terrorism.

What's New:

ATTN: NOTARIES - The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) has released an important report that directly affects Notaries Public across the country. Please take time to download, read and comment on the issues and concerns raised in this report. Contact your own Secreatary of State/Commonwealth and your state legistlators to bring their attention to notary reform. The NASS considers this document to be "a worthy read for the notary community at large."

Click here to download Issues and Trends in State Notary Regulation - NASS Report on State Notarization Policies and Practices, published January 13, 2011.

New Embassy/Consulate Legalizations:
Educational Document Legalization by the Kuwaiti Embassy has been suspended until further notice.

Document Legalization (Apostille) Processing is now available for Canada, Sudan, Egypt, Qatar and Vietnam.
See the Apostille Processing Services page.

New Documents:
2011 California Notary Handbook - Provided by the California Secretary of State.

2011 Rescission Calendars - Provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Notaries and Notary Rotary.

New Files for Download:
Rescission Calculator for 2009-2011 is available in the download directory. This rescission calculator is provided as a general guide. It is the lender's responsibility to provide rescission dates in the loan closing package and to advise the customer about his or her rights. When a customer has questions regarding rescission dates or any other information included in the loan document package, refer him or her to the lender.

About Us:

PAW Financial & Notary Services was founded in 2001 by Paul and Ann Williamson (the "PAW" in our name) as a general notary service for the public. As the home refinance market was booming and the need for remote Notary Signing Agents was apparent, PAW Financial & Notary Services expanded their general notary work to include "witness only" (remote) closings in the Tampa Bay area.


What is a Notary Public?

A notary public is a public officer appointed and commissioned by the Governor whose function is to administer oaths; to take acknowledgments of deeds and other instruments; to attest to or certify photocopies of certain documents; and to perform other duties specified by law.  A notary public serves as an impartial witness to facilitate the workings of commerce and law by lending credibility to certain sensitive signed documents.  When a document is notarized, the public can be assured that its signer is not an impostor and any contracting parties can be assured that the document they have signed - and no other - will have full force and effect.

Professional Associations, Affiliations, Achievements & Awards:


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