True American Notary, Notary Public

Call or text: 313-400-0505 
Email: true-american@usa.net

A Mobile Notary Serving Southeast Michigan by Appointment

True American Notary is a Notary Public with 20 years experience, ready to serve at your convenience. We will meet you at your home, office, workplace, nursing home, hospital room, or airport. You choose the time and location.  Call  True American Notary Associates at 313-400-0505 to schedule an appointment.

Lynne Killion - Notary Public

Lynne Killion - Notary Public

Don Killion - Notary Public

Don Killion - Notary Public

Why You Need A Notary

A notary public is appointed by the state to act as an impartial witness to prevent fraud during the signing of a document. His or her job is to ensure that you are actually you, the person signing the document; that you are not being forced into signing; that you understand what it is that you are signing; and sometimes even to administer an oath. Their presence is meant to prevent disagreements about the legitimacy of a signature and to protect people from being taken advantage of.

We are bonded and covered with errors and omissions insurance that provides additional protection for you.

Before the Notary Arrives...

  • The signer will need to have picture identification available.
  • Be sure that the signer has read, understands and agrees to the content of the documents before the notary appointment. 
  • Documents should always be reviewed in advance of the appointment.
  • Do not sign documents before the notary arrives. (If already signed by mistake, call the notary.)
  • The signer must be alert, mentally competent and acting of their own free will.
  • If the document requires additional witnesses, please arrange to have your witnesses available at the time of the notary signing.
  • For the protection of all parties involved notary signings are documented in a notary journal for reference.
  • If the notary arrives and the signer is unable or unwilling to sign there will be a $20.00 charge.
  • For legal questions or document preparation please contact an attorney.

Commonly Notarized Documents

  • PS1583 - Application for Delivery of Mail Through Agent
  • Designating Beneficiary(ies) for a Retirement Account & Death Benefit
  • Uniform Consent to Service of Process
  • Affidavit of Heirship
  • Unclaimed Property Inquiry
  • Notice of Lien, Lien Release, or Authorization to Add/Remove Name from Title
  • 212243 - U.S. Department of State. Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor Under Age 16
  • Vehicle Certificate of Ownership/Title Application
  • Advanced Health Directive Forms
  • Applications for Admission to Practice as an Attorney
  • Acknowledgments, Jurats
  • Handgun Permits
  • Identity Theft Victim's Complaint and Affidavit
  • Power of Attorney (POA)
  • Promissory Note Agreements
  • Bank Transfer Service Forms
  • Supplemental Marriage License Applications
  • Temporary Guardianship Agreement
  • Medical Authorization for Minors
  • Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale
  • Character Reference Letter
  • Adoption Documents

Mobile Notary

A Mobile Notary is available by appointment to come directly to the signer, especially for the purpose of convenience."I need this notarized" is one of the most common requests heard from signers. But signers often don't realize there is more than one kind of notarization. They need to know the difference between common notarial acts in order for the notary to perform their duties properly.

Acknowledgments

The purpose of an acknowledgment is to ensure that the signer of a document is who they claim to be and has voluntarily signed the document. Acknowledgments often are needed for documents concerning valuable assets, such as deeds, mortgages and deeds of trust.  To perform an acknowledgment, the signer must personally appear before you at the time of notarization to be positively identified and to declare — or "acknowledge" — that the signature on the document is their own and that they signed willingly.

Jurats

The purpose of a jurat is for a signer to swear or affirm that the contents of a document are true. Depending on the jurisdiction, it also can be known as an affidavit or a verification on oath or affirmation.  For a jurat, the signer must personally appear before you and sign the document in your presence. You must then administer an oath or affirmation and have the signer speak aloud his or her promise that the statements in the document are true. The choice between an oath or affirmation should be made by the signer.

Oaths & Affirmations

In some cases, a client may simply need you to administer an oath or affirmation orally, rather than as part of a jurat​, affidavit or other written document. The purpose of administering a verbal oath or affirmation is, again, to compel a client to truthfulness. An oath is a solemn pledge to a Supreme Being. An affirmation is a solemn pledge on the individual's personal honor. Again, the choice should be made by the signer.

Witnessing or Attesting to a Signature.

A Signature Witnessing or Attesting certificate is used to determine that the signature appearing on a document is that of the person appearing before the Notary and named in the document.

True American Notary is a Member of the National Notary Association

Notary Humor

Notable Notaries and Historical Facts

  • There is considerable evidence that Shakespeare once worked for a Warwickshire Notary and later had repeated contact with other English Notaries. It is felt that he drew on these experiences to write such plays as “The Merchant of Venice.”
  • In Colonial America, only persons of high moral character were appointed as public Notaries to certify and keep documents safe. Their contributions to colonial life are largely seen as the reason American business became a huge success. For example, in colonial times Notaries were invaluable to trans-Atlantic commerce, as parties on both sides depended on them to be honest third parties in reporting damage or loss to a ship’s cargo. 
  • John Coolidge was born in 1845 and was 78 years old when he came to fame as a Notary Public in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. His son - Calvin Coolidge, was elected Vice President under Warren G. Harding in 1921. When Harding died in 1923, Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States by his father – the only president to ever be sworn in by a Notary.
  • In 1864, Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) became a Notary Public in Nevada –– the only genuine public office to which he was ever appointed. The literary world is ever-grateful he chose not to remain in public service.