Signing Legal Documents in 2020

Debra Hitchcock Gale Signing Legal Documents

Signing Documents in 2020

Debra Hitchcock-Gale is a leading and trusted agent when it comes to buying and selling homes in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. From waterfront cabins, vacant lots & land and residential homes; her unparalleled industry knowledge, experience, and local expertise will help guide you in the right direction as you navigate the world of real estate. Learn how to sign legal documents in 2020, below.

In this industry we are constantly signing and dating a large number of legal documents on a regular basis. The start of a new of a new decade has brought upon some interesting discussion in terms of just how exactly we should be writing the date on legal documents. Furthermore, it has become easy to change the remaining digits on documents that end in 20′. Read more below.

“Unlike past years, because 2020 has the same two-number combination at the beginning and end, a document or check dated 1/1/20 could be changed to 1/1/2019 or 2000 or any other year. That could call into question the legitimacy of a document or a check and create problems when trying to verify the information on a contract.”

(Troy Palmquist, 2020)

I know that it may sound silly but it can make a huge impact on your life. Save yourself the headache. This can be the difference between a good day and a terrible day. Buyers and sellers can both benefit from this.

Learn why it is so incredibly important to use the full year when signing legal documents HERE. Take the extra seconds to write out the full date. I promise that it will be well-worth it at the end of the day.

In short, I hope you enjoyed this post and hopefully it provided some value to your life. Thanks for reading!

Debra Hitchcock-Gale