“When can we sign?” is a question that has been asked of lawyers a million times over; because people can tend to be eager to rush to execute contracts, court documents, deeds, other documents etc.
But, did you really read and understand what is being said in the document – the fine print?
The other MAJOR question you should also be asking yourself, particularly in this time of heightened digital transacting and business – are you approaching execution safely and legally?
You may want to seriously consider and apply the following (which is not an exhaustive list):
��� Read and understand what you are signing. If you are unsure of the legal implications, seek legal counsel. (The principle of non est factum may not (always) be available. I will share more about that in another blog).
��� If Attorneys are not involved, at least make sure you execute safely and legally. Speak to experts who can guide you in this area if you are uncertain.
��� Guard your e-signature (particularly a basic electronic signature) with your life i.e. any scanned version, image or PDF of it. And this ought not to be in the custody of anyone other than you.
��� Do not copy and paste your e-signature into a MS Word document and then convert this MS Word document to a PDF. First convert the MS Word document to a PDF and then use the Fill and Sign option in Adobe to sign the document.
For part two of of this topic:https://tenorequelegalandconsulting.com/when-can-we-sign-non-est-factum-edition/