Understanding the Signature block
  • 21 Dec 2023
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Signature block explained

A Signature block is a specific section where you assign signers to your document by adding their Name and Email ID. Please ensure that each Signature block is assigned to a unique signer.

Note:
In LegalZoom eSignature, the document owner is added as a signer by default.

Assign a signer to your document by adding their Name & email ID. Insert various signature tags as placeholders for signing.

Signature block tags explained

A Signature block contains various tags - Name, Signature, Date, Checkbox, and Text. These tags are digital placeholders that, when added to the document, indicate where the signer should place their signature and other required information. Tags help the signers navigate quickly throughout the document and ensure all the information is filled in the appropriate places.

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Here are the different tags and their functionalities:

  • Name tag: This tag records the signer’s first name and last name in the document.
  • Signature tag: This is where the signer will add their electronic signature. You must include this tag in the document to activate the rest of the tags.
  • Date tag: This tag records the date when the signer adds their signatures to the document.
  • Checkbox tag: A checkbox is a type of fillable field. The sender can add a Checkbox tag to the document and request the signer to provide their consent/acknowledgment through a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response.
  • Text tag: This tag is useful when the sender needs the signer to provide information before signing. Drag and drop the Text tag onto the document, define it in the Label field, and make it a required field if necessary.

Adding a new signer to a Signature block

If you are adding the signer information for the first time in LegalZoom, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Signer email field in the Signature block on the right.
  2. Click the drop-down inside the Enter signer email field.
  3. Add the signer’s email address inside the Enter signer email field.
  4. Click the +Add option.
  5. Enter the First name and Last name of the signer.
  6. Click the Add new signer button, and the signer will be assigned to the Signature block.

Add a new signer or select an existing signer for e-signing your document. Update the existing signer's details if required.

Adding an existing signer to a Signature block

If the signer details are already saved in LegalZoom, directly choose their email from the drop-down inside the Enter signer email field to add them to the Signature block.

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Updating the signer information in the Signature block

Follow these steps to edit the current signer information in the Signature block:

  1. Go to the Signer email field in the Signature block you want to update.
  2. Click the Edit contact icon.
  3. Edit the First name and Last name of the signer.
  4. Click the Update button to update the signer details in the Signature block.

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Naming a Signature block

Naming a signature block helps you to identify the assigned signer for that block, especially when there are multiple signers to your document. For example, you can change Signer 1 to Richard, as shown in the image below.

To name a Signature block, click the Edit icon inside the Signature block and update the name.

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Deleting a Signature block

You can remove a signer from your document by deleting their Signature block.

To do so, click the Delete icon in the Signature block.

Remove a signer from your document by deleting the signature block in LegalZoom.



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