Omit needless words

Omit needless words. Eliminate unnecessary words. They serve no purpose other than to make the document sound more legal

Unnecessary Words and Phrases
• Comes Now
• and/or
• undersigned
• hereby
• herein
• in and for
• subject
• that certain
• now,” “that,” “undersigned,” “immediately,” “heretofore entered in this case,” “be, and hereby is”–the list goes on and on. Compare the meaning of “Now, therefore, it may be and is hereby ordered that:” with “It is ordered:”
• Never, never, never use legalisms:  “Said” – the “said defendant” or the “said statutes”, “Same,” • “Such”, or “Hereinafter”

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