notarized… so it’s got to be important

Got a strange phone call last week. I nearly didn’t answer it because I didn’t recognize the number. It was a lawyer in Cary, NC. The people we sold our house to are trying to sell it and the title search turned up a problem with the deed from when we bought it from the builder. A page number on the map was wrong. Can we sign a simple form so they can proceed with the sale? Sure. But there is one little catch. We are in France. The woman gasped. “Now?” Yes. Now.

She emailed me the form and I started the thrilling task of tracking down a notary. Preferably who speaks English. Given that the document we’re signing is in English.

Turns out that finding one was easier than I’d anticipated.

This afternoon Bill and I went for our meeting with her. We signed the form. Showed her our French ID cards. She notarized the form. She said it was free. We hurried up and left before she changed her mind about the price.

Now all I have to do is mail the form back to the US.

The things that turn up are, well, strange.

One Response to “notarized… so it’s got to be important”

  1. D.A.D. says:

    Remember, a notarized document is absolutely, unequivocally, beyond all doubt nothing but true statements. A long time ago a man told me the document he had was gospel in content because it was notarized. I’ve never forgotten that (and I know you’re sick of hearing the story) but it felt good memorializing it here on the internet, in case others in the world didn’t know that fact. Now this too will appear when someone Googles “notarized” and even more people will know what that means.

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