The execution of a contract is one of the most important steps to conclude a transaction. While oral contracts are enforceable, there are a few cases where the parties prefer (and probably should) record their agreement in a written format. In these cases, English and Scottish law imposes certain requirements as to how the contract is to be performed and who is to sign it, depending on the nature of the contract and the legal status of the parties. Read this guide to understand how this affects your contracts. Hello Breanna, some contracts require an authentic deed and others do not. It depends on the nature of the contract and your state laws. When it comes to signing a legal name, the following resource might be useful: www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2014/09/name-id-doesn`t-match-document. As we cannot provide legal advice, it is recommended that you speak to a local lawyer about this. Thank you very much. Also, you should take the time to read the entire agreement before signing. Make sure you have a complete understanding of the terms and ask for clarification on ambiguous issues before putting your pen on paper. Another good reason to use eSignatures is that they can perform all functions like a normal signature, as they can still help make a contract valid.
This means that they will be fully accepted in many countries and will be considered in court as evidence of an agreement. It is therefore advisable to ensure that you understand all the conditions of the agreement and that each “void” in the document is filled. And of course make sure you get the other party`s signature and a copy of the agreement signed with both signatures. (Signing an online contract means that both parties can have legal copies without having to send, copy, or fax easily.) A signature identifies the person who created it. It usually displays a person`s name in a visually distinctive way. Except in legal terms, a signature can use loops, ascenders, copies, and special characters. Since a signature is intended to verify the identity of a person for the authorization of documents and agreements, it should remain consistent from one contract to another.. . . .