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Old 04-05-2018, 12:20 PM
 
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I need a copy of my Nassau County Divorce Certificate.


Of course the clerk makes it very difficult.


I can either come in in person (I have a job in Manhattan, so no but thanks for the idea)
OR
I can order it via mail (needs a notary, they can't tell me the cost, and takes 5 weeks to get shipped)


I legit cannot find a notary anywhere close to where I work. Not one bank has one and I'm getting frustrated. Is anyone here a notary or know where I can get one in South Nassau?


Has anyone ordered a Divorce Certificate from Vitalchek? I got my birth certificate from them but I don't see how they could send me a Divorce Certificate if it needs to be notarized.


Why can't the clerk just make this easy? I get divorces are confidential but why can't I just send a friend who doesn't work to go pick it up on my behalf? So annoying. It's not confidential to me. I don't give a Moderator cut: language removed knows I'm divorced.


Siiiigh

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Old 04-05-2018, 12:46 PM
 
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I'm a Notary, but not on the South Shore...

I believe they're referring to the mail request having to be notarized, not the copy of the divorce decree/certificate. If you go in person, you can show proof of who you are; by mail, not so much, unless it's notarized.
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:52 PM
 
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I'm a Notary, but not on the South Shore...

I believe they're referring to the mail request having to be notarized, not the copy of the divorce decree/certificate. If you go in person, you can show proof of who you are; by mail, not so much, unless it's notarized.
I can't go in person because of work.


Where do you live Elke? It doesn't have to be South Shore but I am just not looking to drive far to go get this done.


The lady @ the clerk's office was nice enough but she was all like "well we are open til 7:30p on Tuesday" - I know she was trying to be helpful because she knew I had to work but no way in hell am I ever home that early.


Do you think in lieu of a notary what if I mailed a copy of my drivers license? (perhaps I should call & ask)


I'm just annoyed on how difficult it is to get something that is my right to have.
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:56 PM
 
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Public library.
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:57 PM
 
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Public library.
great, thank you. I didn't think to check there. Hopefully my local town one has a notary.
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Old 04-05-2018, 01:17 PM
 
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Banks have them and are open on Saturday. You could also inquire on your local Facebook page as their always seems to be a notary in the groups.

If it that important maybe work half a day and go get it done. Most people get personal, sick and vacation days.
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Old 04-05-2018, 01:36 PM
 
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I can't believe you can't find a bank in NYC with a notary. I though they were required to have one on staff. Instead of calling I would go in and ask to see the notary. Guarantee there is one.

Like Elke, many real estate agents are notaries.

Also, all attorneys are notaries. Know any attorneys?
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Old 04-05-2018, 01:50 PM
 
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I can't believe you can't find a bank in NYC with a notary. I though they were required to have one on staff. Instead of calling I would go in and ask to see the notary. Guarantee there is one.

Like Elke, many real estate agents are notaries.

Also, all attorneys are notaries. Know any attorneys?
I did go in. They have them but they weren't available today.

They didn't know when they would be available.


I do know attorneys
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:12 PM
 
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Ugh I'll try a library and a bank.


Vitalchek wants like $70 to maybe be able to do this...
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Most notaries don't charge. At least any of the ones I have used in any bank I have gone in to.
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