CATEGORY: General Questions

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on a Variety of Law Topics

Are Fax Copies of Signed Documents Legally Enforceable and Acceptable?

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?

Who Places the Initials on the Bottom of Each Page on Standard Legals’ Documents

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.

Can an Expatriate Living Abroad Use Forms from Standard Legal?

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.

Can Standard Legal Help Me Create Customized Language in a Document?

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?

Does Standard Legal Offer the Same Documents as LegalZoom?

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?