This could be more of a nuisance than playing games with the date in the introductory clause—the date you use in the introductory clause is something the parties have to agree on, whereas someone signing a contract has unfettered discretion to give their signature whatever date they want.
Why does a signature need to be dated?
The signature date is, unsurprisingly, the date written next to or below the signature of each party, showing the date they signed the contract. These dates indicate when the contract or parts of it are due to have legal effect, if these dates are different to the contract and/or signature dates.
Is an unsigned contract legally binding?
Unsigned Contracts, like Oral Contracts, Can Be Binding in the U.S. and the U.K. We have all heard that oral contracts can be valid and binding, and recently the High Court of Justice in Grant v. 22 2009) has affirmed that an oral contract, and even an unsigned contract, can be binding if there is partial performance.
Did they stop teaching cursive?
Many United States schools have removed cursive handwriting instruction from their curriculum. When the system was revisited after the skill was taken out of the core requirements, school therapists reported that some students struggled with manuscript but excelled in cursive writing.
Is Esign legal?
The ESIGN Act is a federal law passed in 2000. It grants legal recognition to electronic signatures and records if all parties to a contract choose to use electronic documents and to sign them electronically. No contract, signature, or record shall be denied legal effect solely because it is in electronic form.