My wife and I are separated and she has filed for divorce. Is it legal for her to sign my name as an endorsement of a check in my name. It was in the amount of about 15000.
1 Answer from Attorneys
It is illegal for someone to sign another person's name on a check. That is forgery. While there are times when one person can sign a check for another, the signer must still sign her own name; such circumstances include where a person has a Power of Attorney or Conservatorship. As a practical matter, spouses often forge each others names because their spouse doesn't care, but under the law, it is forgery to sign another person's name.
Related Questions & Answers
My husband started a business a couple of years ago with the help of a friend being... Asked 1/17/12, 11:16 am in United States Minnesota Business Law
I am 16 and me and a friend want to start our own business. Can we sign our own... Asked 12/31/11, 10:55 am in United States Minnesota Business Law
What am I able to do if a car dealer sold me a salvage titled car and offered me my... Asked 12/30/11, 9:35 am in United States Minnesota Business Law
I manage a convenience store and was wondering when some of my employees are short... Asked 12/29/11, 4:37 am in United States Minnesota Business Law