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Understanding witness signature: The what, when, who, and how

Signeasy gets you a comprehensive guide on witness signature. Discover the rules, process, meaning, and examples of electronic witness signatures.

Rachana Chotia
Rachana Chotia
April 17, 2023
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Understanding witness signature: The what, when, who, and how

Frequently asked questions

What are the rules for witnessing a signature?
The witness must be of 18 years of age, be of sound mind, not be a party to the legal document, and in any way, not have any financial interest or gain profits from it.
Who can officially witness a signature?
Authorized witnesses include senior court officials and other independent parties with specific qualifications. A family member, spouse, or close friend is unlikely to be considered an independent party.
What is the purpose of witnessing a signature?
Witnessing a signature is crucial in ensuring the legal documents are valid and enforceable. A witness is needed to confirm the party has signed the agreement to provide the non-occurrence of fraud.
Does a witness have to be physically present?
It is considered a statutory requirement for a witness to be physically present to witness the signature of the executing party, whether the signature is electronic or not.
Rachana Chotia
Rachana Chotia
Rachana is the Content Marketing Manager at Signeasy, where she works with the product & customer teams to create content related to eSignature and contract workflows. In her free time, she enjoys going for walks, watching anime, and reading a good book.
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