Having been a paralegal for 20 years, I know what a mortgauge deed and a note should look like. Recently I was at a closing where the husband and wife were "tenants in common" not "tenants by the entirerty"on the deed we were signing although she said she told them her name was not on the deed at the town offices. All the paperwork was only in the husbands name, the only time her name appeared on anything was on the mortgauge deed and then there was <B> no </B> place for her to sign. Today I get a call from the title company asking me to take the deed back to the wife and have her sign where they had HAND WRITTEN in a line and her name. They then proceeded to inquire why I hadn't done that at the signing! They also had the WRONG town on all the documents, and when I contacted the loan officer at the signing he insisted we go ahead and sign them anyways.
Isn't my job as a Notary to make sure the clients sign where the title companies ask for them to sign, not decide on my own where they should sign or alter documents? Wouldn't that be practicing law without a License?