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verbal agreement in order to get a signature on divorce pape

 
 
dad1955
 
Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2004 08:36 am
My wife and i came to a verbal agreement in a divorce settlement'once i agreed to the terms and gave her permission to put my signature on the divorce papers she backed out of the agreement.Is there anything that i can do and seeing as she didn't live up to the agreement is my signature binding on the document...I live in PA
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2004 08:39 am
I think that we need to wait for one of our "legal eagles" to give a definitive reply. But as a lay person, I am wondering how can a written contract be binding if the signature is forged?
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dad1955
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2004 08:44 am
Thank you for your reply, i was thinking the same thing and was also wondering what can be done about the verbal agreement tha we had
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2004 08:59 am
dad1955- BTW, welcome to A2K! Very Happy

If I were you, I would contact my attorney. I would never, ever agree to anything important with this person, unless I got it in writing. She does not have a good track record in terms of reliability.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2004 09:39 am
I keep quoting Samuel Goldwyn - "A verbal agreement isn't worth the paper it is written on."
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2004 09:42 am
Well, in some instances, like in a doctor-patient relationship, verbal agreement is legally binding. As to a divorce situation, I have no idea, but most likely not. I would withdraw the divorce papers as your signature is forged and only agree to sign them if the agreement is re-established, in a written form.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2004 10:49 am
dad1955: From what I can gather, you don't have a verbal agreement, you have a written agreement. If the papers are signed, it doesn't matter that they were signed on your behalf by your wife. As long as she was acting as your agent and you fully accept that signature as binding, then it's your signature.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2004 01:24 pm
If she's not living up to the agreement she signed (with her name) you can take her to court on that basis.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2004 01:39 pm
no, she signed divorce papers in his name. settlement agreement was verbal and now she doesn't want to implement it. am i getting this right?
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2004 01:41 pm
Yeah, oral agreements are binding. Also deniable.
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