After years of sobriety, my fiancé had relapsed on alcohol roughly 3 weeks ago. Being that I have been sober for 10+ years, I was able to handle the situation to the best of my ability, although it was still more difficult than I ever expected. Long story short, if you do not know about alcoholism, it's pretty much standard that a person needs to literally "detox" from the alcohol. After finally getting my fiancé into the appropriate program for detox, we arrived at the out-patient treatment center, in which I know far too well, (that was where I got sober). ALL the staff knows me, who I am and my father as well. In addition, all staff was well aware that my fiancé was by no means capable to sign any paperwork, HIPPA forms, agreements, etc., pertaining to the level of care/services to be provided, therefore they instructed me to sign THE DOCUMENTS (About 18-20 forms). I printed my finance's name and signed what looked like his signature and dated each page. (Note: Staff was present and aware. On the line(s) where it requested a Witness and signature, NO ONE WITNESSED/SIGNED in front of me or my fiancé. ARE THESE CONTRACTS VALID or do them become VOID? Please advise.
Wow......seems like you didn't learn much from all that sobriety about morality. So lets see if I got this straight - you bring your relapsed fiance to a rehab/detox facility, check in her for help and sign the paper work because she is so wrecked she is incompetent to sign, they get her in and take care of her, and THEN you ask if the contracts are void or invalid presumably to can skip out on the costs and screw over these people that you claim helped you get sober and know you so well? Perhaps some moral and ethics rehab is order as you have a lot more work to do than just laying off the sauce by the context of your question. While there certainly could be an issue about who is liable for what from you described - the only real way to sort this out it is to actually hire a lawyer, typically at an hourly rate and retainer, to review the documents you signed and the circumstances, and then take what ever legal position is supported at that point as to the validity of the contracts at issue and see what posiiton is taken by the facility.
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You admitted to forging your fiance's signature on a legal document. Stop posting on any website and consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
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A witness is not required for a signature on a contract. If you had permission from your fiance to sign for him, then it is not going to be a forgery. If you didn't it would. Although in his condition there would be a question about his capacity to consent. But if services were provided, then someone owes the value of the services regardless of the contract.
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