Across Town Notary & Document Solutions, LLC
Meet Julie Abate
Hi, I’m Julie Abate, president of Across Town Notary Signing Service, LLC. I love meeting new people and visiting new places, and my role as a Mobile Notary and Signing Agent allows me to experience those bonuses while completing my work. In addition, I have used my AA degree in Paralegal Studies to acquire decades of experience as both a legal assistant and paralegal. In my 25+ years as a Notary and 11+ years as a Signing Agent, I’ve enjoyed unique experiences, including signings in a maternity ward waiting room, and sharing “witness” duties with a herd of deer in a family’s backyard!
Each of these roles has allowed me to provide excellent customer service in a business environment, earning clients’ trust with professionalism, efficiency, and enthusiasm for a job well done. More than supplying a needed business service, I care about my clients and want them to stay informed on the process, confident that every box has been checked, and errors avoided. I’ve served scores of clients over the years, and in 2021 alone, handled 800+ loan signings, including purchases, sales, and refinances.
That's when I decided to branch out and extend my knowledge and success to working with other Notary Signing Agents as a Signing Service.
After decades of fast-paced work in the legal field, I enjoy the flexibility of being able to set my own schedule and be there for my kids' activities. My experience in the legal field gives me extra knowledge that only increases the value I bring to my clients and I'm happy to pass that benefit along to them!
Many big name signing services charge a $75 cancellation fee whether or not there is notice or if it's last minute. Across Town Notary does not charge a cancellation fee. We believe in relationships, not in charging fees.
LDA Services. Legal Document Assistants were once commonly known as Independent Paralegals. Effective January 1, 2000, these non-lawyers, are now officially known as Legal Document Assistants (LDAs). LDAs often have the same educational background as a paralegal and are REQUIRED by law to be registered and bonded in the county in which they have their principal place of business.
Many routine legal documents can be prepared without an attorney by using paralegal services. Attorneys often charge $350 - $400 per hour or more. As Across Town Notary's principal, I am an LDA who provides paralegal services to prepare legal forms with the same quality & accuracy you would get from an attorney but at affordable flat-rates saving you thousands.
I enjoy helping people by offering them much needed assistance with the documentation required in our court system nowadays. Our clients often comment about how this involvement relieves a lot of stress for them and how they really appreciate taking the time to explain documents to them so they understand them fully. Knowing we have contributed in a positive way by helping to alleviate much of their stress, in turn, provides us with a strong sense of accomplishment and fulfillment we grow to appreciate more every day!
When I’m not making sure every I is dotted and T crossed, I love spending time at the lake with my family, romping with our dogs, and dabbling in nature photography. Free time is spent on volunteer activities, participation in the Kingsburg and Fresno Chambers of Commerce activities, and catching up on action/adventure and SciFi movies. I have a hard time choosing which I love most: chocolate, coffee, wine tasting, or Italian cuisine!
Meet David Abate
Hi! I’m David Abate, Vice President of Across Town Notary & Document Solutions, LLC. I love meeting new people and helping them solve their problems. My role as a Mobile Notary and Wedding Officiant allows me to experience those bonuses while completing my work. In addition, I have used my bachelor’s degree from Fresno State University to acquire excellent customer service and relationship skills to enhance your experience with me. Over the years I’ve held many vocations, auto mechanic, teacher, minister, social worker, notary public, and they all have one thing in common…my desire to provide the best experience possible.
In my spare time I enjoy hiking with my dogs, spending time with my family, wine tasting, painting, sculpting, researching military history, and board games. Monopoly, anyone?
“Fast, friendly, and reliable service. Replies to messages within minutes. I would definitely go back to Julie again in the future.” - OH
“Messaged on Friday afternoon and received a response immediately. Julie agreed to come out to our house on Sunday since we had 12 documents to notarize and didn't want to take my elderly mother out of the house. She was right on time, very organized, and got everything signed and notarized quickly. I highly recommend her! ✴✴✴✴✴ 5 Stars!” - LM
“Julie was great: responsive, professional, and thorough! I will definitely work with her again.” – GK
“Julie was very helpful and gave me great advice on how to get my notary business started. I would recommend her to anyone needing notary service.” – RR