Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact us if you have additional questions that were not listed below.

Will sensitive information and data be kept confidential?

All information and data will be treated in the strictest of confidence. If required by the client, we would be happy to sign a non-disclosure or confidentiality agreement as deemed necessary by the client and appropriate by ALJ Business & Notary Services, LLC.

What is Notarization?

Notarization is the official fraud-deterrent process that assures the parties of a transaction that a document is authentic, and can be trusted. It is a three-part process, performed by a Notary Public, that includes vetting, certifying and record-keeping. Notarizations are sometimes referred to as "notarial acts". Above all, notarization is the assurance by a duly appointed and impartial Notary Public that a document is authentic that its signature is genuine, and that its signer acted without duress or intimidation, and intended the terms of the document to be in full force and effect.

Do you offer additional services that are not listed on your website?

Yes. Click here to contact us with your specific needs.

Can a Notary refuse to serve people?

Only if the Notary is uncertain of a signer’s identity, willingness or general competence, or has a good reason to suspect fraud. Notaries should not refuse to serve anyone because of race, religion, nationality, lifestyle, or because the person is not a client or customer. Discrimination on any basis is not a suitable policy for a public official.

Can a Notary give legal advice or draft legal documents?

Absolutely not. A Notary is forbidden from preparing legal documents for others or acting as a legal advisor unless he or she is also an attorney. Violators can be fined or jailed for the unauthorized practice of law.

When do my hours expire?

Your hours will expire 90 days from the purchase date. Most people finish their hours within 20 - 30 days.

I am interested in your web design services, but I don't have a Domain name. How can I obtain one?

Domain extensions can be purchased from companies such as "GoDaddy ", "Squarespace", "", etc.

I have decided on a name for my new venture. What is the next step?

We recommend you visit the Georgia Secretary of State website ( to ensure that your business name is available and proceed with getting it registered. You will also need an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to establish a business bank account. This can be obtained by visiting the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website ( If you do not reside in the state of Georgia, please visit the secretary of state website for your specific location.

Do my hours roll over to the next month?

Small businesses need flexibility; we structured our pricing model to give you 3 months to use your hours. So yes, the hours roll-over for 3 months, giving you plenty of time to use them. At the end of the three month period the hours do expire, so be sure you put us to work.

Will I receive an accounting of my project hours?

Each month ALJ Business & Notary Services, LLC will prepare a report that outlines all of the time we’ve spent working on your projects. Standard Virtual Assistance rate begins at $35/hour.

May any document be Notarized?

For a document to be notarized, it must contain: 1) text committing the signer in some way, 2) an original signature (not a photocopy) of the document signer, 3) a notarial “certificate” which may appear on the document itself or on an attachment. The Notary fills in the certificate, signs it, then applies his or her seal to complete the notarization.

Will my information be sold to a third party?

No information will be made available to any third party. ALJ Business & Notary Services, LLC will not use any information held or received by the client for personal benefit and will not at any time, directly or indirectly, divulge or disclose any information that is the property of the client.

How do I submit my tasks?

You will be able to submit your tasks via email at

Does ALJ Business & Notary Services, LLC charge for consultations?

We offer a FREE 30-minute virtual discovery consultation on projects up to the point that the client signs a contract (if applicable). All other meetings and phone calls are billed at the hourly rate of $25 and rounded up to the nearest minute.

How do I make payments to ALJ Business & Notary Services, LLC?

Acceptable payment methods are money order, business check, cashier’s check, PayPal ( and Cash App: $aljbns. Please make check or money order payable to ALJ Business & Notary Services, LLC. Mail to ALJ Business & Notary Services, LLC, 15 Franklin Street, Unit #645, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

How do I schedule my FREE 30-minute Virtual Consultation?

All consultations are done virtually via Zoom. Click here to connect with us and we will be in contact with you to schedule a virtual meeting and provide an access link to the meeting.