Different types of legal documents and forms.

A woman uses a computer to look at the different types of legal documents.

Learn more about standard types of contracts, and discover the fastest, easiest way to get the signatures you need to seal the deal.

Legal documents, such as contracts and agreements, are mutual promises between two or more parties. They can be seen everywhere — from business deals and employee contracts to residential leases and settlement agreements. While oral agreements are acceptable in some cases, everyone benefits from the clarity of written contracts. Let’s dive into some of the different types of legal documents that are commonly used.

From defining relationships to protecting rights and interests, legal documents play an important role in multiple parts of our lives. These documents can be categorized into different types – each designed for specific purposes and legal requirements. Let’s go over some of the high-level categories of legal document types and forms.

Now that you know the different types of legal documents, let’s explore the types of legal agreements and types of legal contracts.

These are just a few examples of legal documents that you may come across in your professional or personal life. As with any documents, it’s important to read them thoroughly and understand what you’re agreeing to — if you’re ever in doubt, speak to an attorney for guidance. It’s also important to know whether these documents fall into a list of documents that need to be notarized as well. Also, keep in mind that the rules and regulations surrounding electronic signatures may vary by jurisdiction, so staying informed about local laws is advisable.

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