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if someone gets married and hyphenates thier last name, is it still ok (legal) to sign leg

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if someone gets married and hyphenates thier last name, is it still ok (legal) to sign legal documents with thier original signature.. dropping the hyphenated married name?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  MShore Law replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for the post, I am happy to assist you by answering your questions. Yes it is, but the person signing cannot later invalidate an agreement on the basis that he/she did not sign their full last name (hyphenated last name). Please let me know if you need additional guidance.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

are you a legal attorney?


Expert:  MShore Law replied 5 years ago.
yes, I am. The point in a signature is that a person signs his/her name agreeing to be bound by the terms of the agreement. For example, if a persons legal name is XXXXX XXXXX he signs a contract by using Bill, the contract is still legally enforceable.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

so if XXXXX XXXXX- jones is the married name then signing legal documents written up to XXXXX XXXXX (without hyphenation) and then signing just XXXXX XXXXX is legal?


Expert:  MShore Law replied 5 years ago.
Yes, because it still identifies the same person.
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