Reply by Jon on 9/27/04 8:11pm
You can do either. Ca law allows a notary to complete a certificate from a different jurisdiction, as long as the certificate does not require the notary to determine or certify capacity or any thing else not allowed by Ca law. If you use the Texas certificate, you would have to change the venue.
Reply by Sweetpea on 9/27/04 8:20pm
Upon reviewing Civil Code 1189(c) "On documents to be filed in another state or jurisdiction of the United States, a California notary public may complete any acknowledgement form as may be required in that other state or jurisdiction on a document, provided the form does not require the notary to determine or certify that the signer holds a particular representative capacity or to make other determinations and certifications not allowed by California law". Therefore, you can complete the acknowledgement provided. Good Luck!!!