In reference to Bobbie's request I would never return a document sent to me for recording. I do not believe it is our responsibly to determine the legality of the document sent to us by anyone.
In cases were signatures are missing I might try to make telephone contact with the sender of the document only to see if they wish that it be returned. If they still wish that it be recorded we have no choice. We have to be very careful about becoming involved in determining the legality of a document. We are not qualified nor are we party to the transactions to determine the legality. Although on the face of this particular document it appeared there may be a discrepancy, that is between the two parties and their attorneys. We should never want to have the responsibility of determining the legality of documents sent to us for recording.