Signing Legal Contracts [Infographic]

Have you ever felt overwhelmed signing a legal contract?

You are not alone. Many people find signing legal agreements intimidating not only because it signifies commitment, but also because it can be difficult to understand unfamiliar legal terms or simply how to execute the document itself.

Don’t let these factors put you off. Executing a document doesn’t need to be complicated, and if anything, signing a legal contract usually means you are beginning or preparing for a new chapter in your personal or professional life.

As a business owner, landlord, or any individual for that matter, it’s important to learn the basics of signing contracts for your own protection and understanding.

To get you started, here are some tips on executing a legal document, including where, when, and how to sign your name.

Signing Legal Contracts [Infographic]

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7 thoughts on “Signing Legal Contracts [Infographic]

  1. Pingback: Your Guide to Signing Legal Contracts - LawDepot Blog

  2. Patricia Doucet

    when signing a will if your full name John Allen Doe but usually sign your name John Doe is that okay?

  3. LawDepot Team

    Hi Patricia,

    Yes, you should sign your document how you would normally sign your name on other documents, checks, or government identification (such as your photo ID).

  4. Jill A Garner

    If a contract is signed but the other party puts this is not a legal binding contract does that make the contract could,?

  5. Khusthar


    Must both parties have a copy of contract.or must there be 2 contracts which both parties signed on the day.if the partner does not give copy , is the contract still valid.

  6. LawDepot Team


    It is generally best practice to provide each party with a copy of the agreement for their records. For more information, please contact a local attorney.

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