4 DAYS AGO, MY HUSBAND RECEIVED A LARGE INSURANCE CLAIM CHECK PAYABLE TO BOTH OF US. HE SIGNED MY NAME ON IT, AND TOOK IT TO HIS BANK. I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT ANY OF THIS. I JUST NOW FOUND OUT, AND I'M FURIOUS!! HIS BANK IS HOLDING THE CHECK, AND FREEZING HIS ACCOUNT NOW. MY HUSBAND SAYS HE "LEGALLY" CAN SIGN MY NAME ON CHECKS OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS BECAUSE WE'RE MARRIED....I SAY IT'S FORGERY, IDENTITY THEFT, AND A FELONY CRIMINAL OFFENSE...(ALSO ETHICALLY, MORALLY, AND PLAIN 360° WRONG. ) THERE IS NO P.O.A. DOCUMENT BETWEEN US. WHO'S RIGHT, (LOL), ME, OR THE MORON I'M... MARRIED ...TO?
The short answer is, you are. Have the company put a stop payment on the check and reissue it.
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Sounds like you should ask the insurance company to issue a new check made payable to whichever divorce attorneys you and your husband decide to hire. No, your husband cannot legally sign things for you, but in reality, it happens all the time without any problem.
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