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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 ...


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.


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 ...


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”.


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.


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 ...


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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