Legal for an adult to forge a minor's signature?

Is it legal in the United States (California, specifically) for an adult to forge a minor's signature without the minor's knowledge or approval? What are the rights of a minor who has his or her signature forged by an adult in the US?

5 Answers

  • Lainie
    Lv 6
    7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Forgery is a felony. The legal way for someone to sign for another is through a Power Of Attorney.

    The only way you can get power of attorney is if the person whose signature you use, is unable to manage his or her affairs due to illness. If you ever have to cede your authority to someone else, then don't just select one person for all your affairs. Select at least 3 separate individuals to manage each one of your affairs. Example: Your health care, Your bills, and Your general affairs. You can consult with an attorney at any age. You can also file a police report for financial fraud.

  • Yeti
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    There's not much if anything a minor signs that's going to be legally binding. It's the parental signature(s) that are going to matter. You're going to run into legal issues if you forge anyone's signature. The rights and consequences depend on the context.

  • 7 years ago

    You cannot forge a minors signature, because it is the signature of the parent that is the legal authority.

    The penalty is dependent on the reason (if to obtain money, fraud, etc)

  • 7 years ago

    it's not legal to FORGE anyone's signature. According to the internet forging someones signature is a felony. You can call the front desk at the local police or sheriff's station and report the crime.

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  • 7 years ago

    If the minor is sick and needs any kind of medical care yes.

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