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Someone says that i signed a paper the proves that i owe them

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Someone says that i signed a paper the proves that i owe them money, all though there is no noter, is this legal? can the force me to pay them money in court?

Thank you for the information and your question. Although it would be more solid proof that you owed this other party money if your signature was notarized, it is not absolutely necessary for there to be an agreement/contract between two parties. However, the other party will have to establish that they loaned you money that you promised to pay back. That can be done by their testimony and any document that they can establish that you signed. They could testify that they watched you sign the document (if they did). You in turn can attempt to establish that this is not your signature and that you did not receive any money from the other party that you promised to pay back. Then it would be up to the court to decide who and what they believe. Again though, not absolutely necessary to have a notarized signature.

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