Some changes can be made to an existing Living Trust by “delineation” or “interliniation” – meaning words can be added or crossed out and modified, with such changes being initialed to show the change is intended.
But this editing option should be used in a limited way. Continue reading Can I Edit Parts of an Existing Living Trust Document?
Facsimile (fax for short) versions of legal documents — or scanned and emailed documents or PDF files — are generally acceptable for use in legal proceedings to enforce contracts or obligations and, as such, can be relied upon by the recipient.
But one sticking point does exist. Continue reading Are Fax Copies of Signed Documents Legally Enforceable and Acceptable?
The person who is the primary signator of the legal documents being created should place his or her initials at the bottom of each page, on the small lines provided on each Standard Legal form. These initials should be made at the time of the signing of the documents, and done so in front of any witnesses or the notary. The initials simply signify that each page is a valid part of the entire legal document that is signed at the end; as such, the initials made should be from the same person who is making the primary final signature.
Generally, a person may sign only his or her own name to a legal document that is to be notarized, and must do so in front of the notary after proof of identity is established. But not always. Continue reading Can I Sign My Name to a Notarized Company Legal Document on Behalf of My Boss?
Sometimes persons become physically disabled to the point that they can no longer write their name as they once did. Can a person in such a condition still create valid legal documents? Continue reading Can a Person Use an “X” as the Signature on Legal Documents?
As long as a person who lives in another country plans to follow the laws of one of the states of the United States and completes the documents per the directions contained within (including the provided execution and notary signing instructions), any person can create valid documents using the legal forms software offered by Standard Legal.
Without question, there are instances when a legal document needs customized language to support a situation that is highly specific and personal. After all, no legal document company can cover all possible scenarios for any topic.
It is this type of situation in which a person must give careful consideration as to whether customizing do-it-yourself documents is a wise choice vs. working with a local attorney to create fully customized documents. Continue reading Can Standard Legal Help Me Create Customized Language in a Document?
Yes, Standard Legal’s PDF, Microsoft Word and text legal documents can be modified in three ways: Continue reading Can I Modify and Customize Standard Legal’s Software Documents?
Because LegalZoom® advertises their legal document preparation services website on a number of cable television and radio programs, their company is becoming fairly well know. (Another new site that has popped up in recent weeks with a similar offering is Lawyers.com.)
Because these companies are in the same industry as Standard Legal, many people wonder what the differences in products are when they are ready to make a purchase. Continue reading Does Standard Legal Offer the Same Documents as LegalZoom?
What if your spouse is not forthright in disclosing the contents of his or her Last Will and Testament? Can one spouse create a Will that “leaves out” the marital partner? Continue reading Can One Spouse Legally Force the Other to Disclose the Contents of an Existing Will?