I Signed my Husband’s Name on a Contract, Is this Legal?

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“I initialed and signed my husband’s name to a real estate purchase contract as he was out of state at the time of the agreement. Is this a legally binding contract or is the contract null and void?”

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It depends. If you were his agent, and signed in that capacity, you’re probably okay. If you just signed his name without permission or disclosure, then you’re a forger.

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