Signing Process
  • 28 Nov 2023
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Article Summary

Are my signed documents secure with LegalZoom?

Yes. With LegalZoom, each transaction is secured with multiple layers of encryption, ensuring the robust security of documents. LegalZoom eSignature service uses industry-standard encryption (AES256 and TLS1.3) to enable secure cloud storage for all electronically signed documents.

Can I change the expiration period of the document after it is sent?

At present, you can’t change a document’s expiration period after it has been sent for e-signature.

Do signers need to create an account to sign documents?

No, signers don't need a LegalZoom online account to use LegalZoom's eSignature service. Each signer receives an email containing a link to access and sign the document directly.

How do I send a document for e-signature?

Follow these steps to send a document for e-signature:

  1. Log in to your LegalZoom account.

  2. Go to Documents in the left navigation bar and click eSignature under it.

  3. Click New on the top-right corner of the screen.

  4. Select Upload document to add your .pdf file.

  5. Add signer(s) to the Signature block(s). Please ensure each Signature block is assigned to a unique signer. Add your details to the Signature block if you are one of the signers of the document.

  6. Drag and drop the Signature block tags onto your document where you need the signer to add these details.

  7. Click the Send for eSign button on the top right corner of the screen. You will see a window pop up with signer(s) details.

  8. Verify the email address of the signer(s), type a customized message, and set a document expiration period if you want your document to be signed on or before a particular date.

  9. Click the Send button to send the document for e-signature.

What is an Electronic Record and Signature Disclosure?

Anyone who signs a document using eSignature must agree to the Electronic Record and Signature Disclosure and Agreement to do Business Electronically (ERSD). This is a legal agreement between the sender and the signer relating to the use of electronic signatures and electronic records. It also contains special provisions that may apply to transactions involving consumers. You can review the ERSD by clicking here.


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