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This might be better on English.SE since it is really just about the meaning of English words, and there are several related questions on that site. I think therefore is a spelling error and they meant to write therefor. Therefor means "for that", just as thereof means "of that". If so, then sentence could be rephrased: If the Grantor ...


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Issue in this sense means a person's children or other lineal descendants such as grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It does not mean all heirs, but only the direct bloodline.


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Generally an affirmative defense raises some ground other than an element of the offense or civil claim, such as justification (e.g. self-defense), privilege (I'm a soldier acting under lawful orders so I'm immune from liability), the invalidity of a law, statute of limitations, insanity, a pardon, bankruptcy, a settlement agreement, or payment of the amount ...


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You are in court defending yourself because someone claims you did X and you should be punished for it or pay damages. A defense is you saying “I didn’t do X”. An affirmative defence is either you saying “Even if I did X, I was allowed to do it”, or “Even if I did X and even if I wasn’t allowed to do it, I shouldn’t be punished for it”.


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In this context, the meaning of "the necessity therefore" and "the necessity thereof" would be identical. Both constructions are less than ideal forms of legal drafting and a bit archaic.


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I belive that in British English, and other versions of English derived from BrE, "to have taken advice" usually means to have obtained a formal professional opinion, often from a lawyer, but it could be from an accountant, an architect, or any other sort of professional. To use such a phrase in a business letter might well imply having obtained a ...


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if someone claims to have "taken advice", and the advice they received was from a non-lawyer, is the claim misleading? No. The language "taken advice" does not imply "taken legal advice", let alone one arising from an attorney-client relation or taken from someone purporting to be a lawyer. The language "taken advice" ...


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