How to Write Out Numbers in Legal Documents


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Numbers in legal documents shouldn't be open to interpretation. Cursive numbers and written words can often be confused with similar numbers and words (for example, 1 and 7). It's for this reason that traditional rules of writing were developed over the years for legal documents. Robert Cummins, J.D., an Instructor of Legal Studies at Southern College and author of the book, Legal Document Preparation, states that in general, numbers should be written out in both words and numerals.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Write out the number in words, followed by its numeric equivalent in parentheses. For example, $235.25 is written Two Hundred and Thirty Five Dollars and Twenty Five Cents

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