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My husband died and i️ couldn’t find a business agreement.

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My husband died and...

My husband died and i️ couldn’t find a business agreement. His partner supplied the business agreement but the signature is not my husbands(it looks forged).

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Texas

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?

No.. I️ hired a probate lawyer but have not been named executor yet.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Business Law
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I am very sorry to hear about this situation. Please tell me:

1) What city is this in?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
texas - Is there anything i can do if the agreement was altered after my husband passed away? Also I know that is not my husbands signature.,
Business Lawyer: Ely, Attorney replied 8 months ago

Thank you. The answer is yes. As part of probate, someone in your situation can file a suit for declaratory judgment against the partner on behalf of the estate. This would actually fall under the probate court in this case, given the situation. One can sue for a declaratory judgment under Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code Chapter 37, and ask the Court to VOID the contract as invalid if you can prove that the signature is indeed fake.

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