Verbal contracts can be as valid as written ones, including verbal contracts made for loans. Continue reading Can the Signature on a Promissory Note Be Required After-the-Fact for a Loan Made by Verbal Agreement?
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?
Yes, a person can represent himself pro se in court with help from an attorney, unless there is a local court rule that states otherwise.
(Why a person would choose to pay an attorney AND take the lead in a court action is another question entirely, one that does not seem wise in 99.9% of cases.)
For clarity purposes, when listing blood-related children and step-children within a Last Will and Testament, Living Will or Living Trust, it is suggested that all children be specifically listed in the document by name and then referred to as “my children”. No designation past that is required.
Whether or not a referenced lease contract is an original document or a photocopy of the original is irrelevant — so long as the photocopy is an unaltered duplicate of the original document.
The ‘contract’ is the document agreed upon and signed by all parties, not the format of the paperwork. Continue reading Can a Landlord Use Photocopies of a Lease to Enforce the Lease Terms?
Simply follow the instructions provided in the legal forms contents, but do so with the clear understanding that the person signing the documents is the only person ‘completing’ or creating the Living Trust pro se. Continue reading What Changes Must I Make to Complete Trust Documents for a Family Member in Another State?
Typically, an executive director or CEO can represent a corporation in day-to-day business functions. But the chief executive of a corporation or LLC cannot represent the corporation in a court of law, as legal counsel, or as part of a litigation. Continue reading Can a Non-Lawyer Chief Executive Represent His Corporation Pro Se in a Legal Matter?
Standard Legal offers only personal bankruptcy legal forms software. And with good reason… Continue reading Does Standard Legal Offer Chapter 7 Forms for Corporate Bankruptcy?
While the fact that a legal document is handwritten has no bearing on its validity, it would be impossible to know if your own handwritten agreement is legal and valid without reviewing the LANGUAGE used within. Continue reading Is a Handwritten Marital Separation Agreement Valid if Signed by Both Spouses?
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?