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Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceRenting & Real Estate · 1 month ago

Can i sign my husbands name on his checks?

We havent had the time to get checks of our own due to coronavirus. Rent is due we gave it in but because rent got increased because we signed for 2 more years they asked for another $25 (that was our fault we thought the increase would of started in July).

Can I sign my husbands name since the checks we are using is under his name/account or does my husband have to sign it himself? If thats the case I cant bring the check until later tonight and they won’t see it until tomorrow

Update:

Thanks everyone. I wrote out the check but didn’t sign it. Going to have him sign it later on and send it in tonight. I’ll see if i can get checks online too with our joint account

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  • car253
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You can always buy a money order from the post office.

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  • ron h
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No. But TBH, it's a matter of what you can get away with.  A while back, I went for 2 or 3 years endorsing her paychecks to put in the bank.  

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  • Dimple
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    if you are on the same account you can. otherwise no.. that's forgery. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Legally..ONLY if yo have Power of Attorney to do so. IF not..ITS FORGERY and you can go to prison for it.

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  • 1 month ago

    If your name is not on the account then legally you can't sign his name..  That's called forgery and is a crime.  Just because you're married doesn't give you the right to sign his name.

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  • 1 month ago

    Get a money order, use a credit/debit card, use your checking account, pay cash 

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  • 1 month ago

    Obviously no, you cannot legally sign for your husband (this would be fraud)

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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    not legally without POA

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  • 1 month ago

    If your husband is sole signatory on that account, husband must sign. You can ONLY sign on a joint account which stipulates either can sign, or your own account. Joint accounts can be set up to require BOTH signatures, & with such an account, both you & spouse as joint holders must sign. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Have hubby do this:

    "Write “Pay to the Order of” and the Third Party's Name Below Your Signature. It's important to write the name of the person that you are signing the check over to in the endorsement area under your signature. This signals to the bank that you are endorsing the transfer of ownership for the check."

    In other words, your hubby is paying you that amount on the check, and then you can sign the same check in you name to pay off the rent fee.  If this is confusing look it up on the web for the details and calification.

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