In California, a Notary is not prohibited from acting as a witness on a legal 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.
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 … Read more
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.
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?
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 … Read more
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.
Yes, Standard Legal’s PDF, Microsoft Word and text legal documents can be modified in three ways:
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.
Making certain that a completed legal document like a Will, a Living Will, a Living Trust, a Promissory Note or a Premarital Agreement will remain valid for many years after its original signing is a legitimate concern, and one to be taken seriously.