Protect Yourself, Don’t Abbreviate 2020!

When you have a large stack of legal documents to sign we all look for short cuts. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “Could I just have a stamp and not have to sign and date all these documents?” You actually want to sign and date each one without any short cuts to protect yourself. We have a unique year before us, 2020. If you take a short cut and date 20 for the year, that year could easily be changed by adding any year after it. The year 20 could quickly become 2019 or 2018 or maybe next year 2021, you get the point. You may ask yourself, why does this matter. If you date a contract that has an end date, could that date be changed into a date in future forcing you to defend the date you meant? If you date a deed, could that date be changed to show someone was deeded the property years before? Something to think about and a very easy way to protect yourself.

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