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March 10, 2014

The Signing and the Mistress

This story was given to us by a female Wisconsin Notary Public Signing Agent. We embellished a little to make the story a little bit more interesting than this Notary in Wisconsin dictated.

I had called the borrowers the previous day to confirm the signing. The wife picked up and said that our appointed time of 7:30pm would be fine. It seemed like a very normal phone call. I was very unaware of the fact that there would be some serious “gender issues” with this signing. I received a call at 2am from the crazy wife. She was screaming and yelling at me at the top of her lungs. She asked me why her husband was cheating on her with me. She must have thought I was the mistress.

The next day I arrived for the signing. The wife had postponed the signing from 7:30pm to 9:30pm so she would at least know where her husband was during that nightly hour. Needless to say it was the most awkward Wisconsin notary signing in the world. There was a cold silence the entire signing. No questions were asked. The husband and wife hardly looked at each other, and never looked directly at me. We didn’t finish the signing until 11pm.

After we were done with “The signing of silence”, I walked back to my car which was in the driveway. I saw another car driving very slowly outside with its lights off. Hmmm. I couldn’t make out who was in it, but whomever it was, they had “big hair.” The only thought that ran through my head was, “Gee, I wonder who that person is…”

Tweets:
(1) When she called the borrowers, the wife picked up and thought the notary was the mistress!
(2) I was very unaware of the fact that there would be some serious “gender issues” with the signing!
(3) When I called the borrowers, the wife picked up and thought I was the mistress! I’m the notary!
(4) Notary: “I’m not the mistress, I’m the notary!”
Wife: “Then why were u driving late last night w/ur lights off?”
(5) The wife had postponed the signing from 7:30 to 9:30pm so she would know where her husband was at that nightly hour.
(6) After we were done w/the “signing of silence,” I saw a car driving slow w/their lights turned off. #mistress
(7) Wife: “Are you the notary or the mistress?” Notary: “I’m the notary, the mistress isn’t coming until later on (I guess)”
(8) Needless to say, it was the most awkward Wisconsin notary signing in the world.

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March 5, 2012

Can an Illinois notary notarize a document in Wisconsin?

 Can an Illinois notary notarize a document in Wisconsin? 

The answer is simply — NO!  A notary public can notarize signatures in their state ONLY.  Make sure both of your feet are on the soil of the state that you are commissioned in when you notarize documents.  You can meet people right at the border if they are out of state, but make sure that you and the signer are on your side of the border.  Imagine doing a signing at four corners in the Southwest!  You could be in four states simultaneously and eat fry-bread too!
 
Notary Public Illinois –
If you are an Illinois notary public, please keep your notarizations to Illinois only.  However, the Wisconsin notary division might allow you to apply to become a Wisconsin notary public.  If you have a dual commission, then you can use your Wisconsin notary seal and Wisconsin notary journal to notarize documents on the WI side of the border and you will be within the limits of the law.

 What about Louisiana Notary Law?
Louisiana is a very strange state. It has kept the laws from the colonial days when it was under Spanish and French rules. The laws are as ecclectic as the evolution of their cuisine that kept adding influences from immigrant cultures for hundreds of years.  Someone could do a PhD on the evolution of Gumbo and how it went from being African, to having Spanish and Italian influences, and then how people like to use French Anduille sausange to this dish now.  Wow! I’m getting hungry thinking about Louisiana.  But, the bottom line is that Louisiana has PARISHES, not counties, and notaries can be commissioned in their home parish, or a group of a few reciprocal parishes, or have statewide jurisdiction.  This is the only state I have heard of that has restrictions for what part of the state you can notarize in.  See our Louisiana notary public search page!

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