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if a title has a forged signature when transferring ownership,

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if a title has a forged signature when transferring ownership, can the new title be revoked or voided?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  TexLaw replied 8 years ago.

Thank you for submitting your important legal issue to Just Answer. I am pleased to have the opportunity to provide you with an honest and easy to understand answer to your question.

I am an attorney licensed in the State of Texas. The following information is a brief answer to your question. However, if you feel that you need further information or that you have other insights which might help me in providing a better answer, please feel free to write back.

In short, the answer to your question is yes. A forged signature on a title indicates that whoever had possession of the vehicle pursuant to the forged signature was not in rightful possession. The question becomes whether there is proof of the forgery. If there is no proof of the forgery and the forged signature is registered with the DMV to show that the title was transferred, then it will be very difficult to void the sale. The new title can be voided, but it would be very difficult to prove.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
What would be considered proof?
Expert:  TexLaw replied 8 years ago.
The testimony/affidavit of the person who's signature was forged, or the admission of the person who forged the signature.
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