So i had this assignment from a company in TX. They sent the paperwork and in the instruction to me there was a statement from the title company the read, "Do not alter or make ANY changes to ANY document whatsoever. So I proceeded to the signing and came across a document that needed to be notarized but the state on either the jurat or affirmation doc read “State of Texas”. Now normally which is pretty standard procedure I would just cross out the state and write the correct venue state and initial and call it a day.
However the instructions were clear. “DO NOT CHANGE ANY DOCUMENT” So I did have the signer sign and sent it back un-notarized. I get an email from the client telling me that I forgot to notarized one document they attached the document and asked me to notarize the copy and send it back. I refused to notarize the copy although I new that it was the signer that did sign the original. When I was confronted by an irate client she made mention that she was also a notary and has made these type of corrections “ON A COPY” before all the time and that it was not a big deal. I informed her that if I were to do what she was asking me to do I would be breaking the law. That pissed her off even more questioning my integrity for not admitting that I screwed up the signing and that they were at risk of losing a client because I should have crossed out the “Texas” wording on the venue and replaced it the correct venue of NY. She was right that is what I normally would do. But the instructions stated, “Do not alter or make ANY changes to ANY document whatsoever.”
So I offered to returned to the signer inconvenience her and have a sign an original and finally docs were completed.
So what would you do in a similar circumstance?