"Please be advised your spouse and the notary must sign and date the form on the same day. Please complete the new form enclosed in its entirety and return it to our office for processing."
Yeah, that is sort of the point of the notary... to actually be there to witness it. And I must confess that the notary did indeed put the date as March 12, 2010. It was all part of my fiendish plan. I suborned the notary to sign the document a year ago, just waiting for March 12, 2011 to roll around to forge my wife's signature, cheating her out of her half of the $800.
Okay, okay, this one's the notary's bad. But let's see if VALIC will accept the corrected notary document, or if we'll have a repeat of the saga of the expiring signature. Stay tuned, and keep those limbs crossed.