The presumption is that a document is taken to have been signed on the date shown on the document.Are you doing any harm by backdating the deed you are signing? Breaking news: it’s against the law If you backdate a deed you are giving the rest of the world a false impression as to when the deed was executed and took effect.(the Runnells deed)6) Plaintiffs and Counter-Defendants have failed to establish any reacquisition of title, by limitations, conveyance or otherwise, as to the James Dyson League, either in Plaintiffs or in James Dyson, Catherine Dyson or their issue following the above recited 1837 conveyances to Samuel Whiting and H. Runnells;7) Defendant and Counter-Plaintiff, SONAT MINERALS INC., is the owner of the record title and is entitled to be quieted in its possession of the various oil, gas and mineral interests located within the James Dyson League, A-8, Orange County, Texas, as described in that certain deed dated December 1, 1984, from Boise Southern Company to Sonat Minerals Inc., and filed of record on December 3, 1984, with the County Clerk of Orange County, Texas.... The defendants also contended that, as a matter of law: (1) the plaintiffs had no right of reverter or ownership interest because James and Catherine Dyson had conveyed away all their interest in the James Dyson League by virtue of the Whiting and Runnells deeds, or at the latest, in 1845 through the Le Grand deed; (2) there were no homestead laws or privy acknowledgment requirements in 1837; (3) Catherine Dyson's signature was not required because the James Dyson League was held solely in James Dyson's name and the husband acting alone could convey the interest of his wife and himself; and (4) the deed records are regular on their face, and the plaintiffs did not contend that the deeds themselves were tainted by fraud. (the Boise deed) Under the terms of this judgment, the defendants prevailed because the trial court found the Whiting and Runnells deeds valid, no reacquisition of title in the Dysons or their issue after the Whiting and Runnells conveyances, and record title in Sonat Minerals, Inc. When a summary judgment expressly states the ground on which it is granted, the ground specified in the judgment is the only one on which the summary judgment can be affirmed. In their objections to the plaintiffs' response to the defendants' motion for summary judgment filed on May 23, 1991, and their objections to plaintiffs' motion for extension of time to file supplemental response filed on July 8, 1991, the defendants argued that the plaintiffs provided no evidence to show that on November 6, 1837, the date of the Runnells deed, Patillo was related to Runnells or financially interested in the transaction. App.-Corpus Christi 1984, writ ref'd n.r.e.); First Sav.
Consultants will often ask - can we backdate the appointment?
After a series of long and complex negotiations, the document is finally agreed. But now the document must be validly executed – and this is where all the hard work in reaching agreement can be undone.
Below we answer ten questions that are commonly raised in relation to the execution of deeds and documents. English law lays down few formalities for the form of a contract and almost all simple contracts, even those which statute requires are “in writing” or “signed”, can be executed electronically.
Delivery fixes the date from which the executing party is bound by the deed, and once delivered, a deed is irrevocable in the absence of an express right of revocation.
At common law, a deed is delivered when a party expresses an intention to be bound by the deed, even if it retains possession of the document.