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    Default When Can a Husband Sign His Wife's Name to a Legal Document

    A man in California needs to execute a legal document, in both his own name and the name of his wife. Unfortunately she is in late stage Alzheimer's and is completely unable to understand legal documents or sign them. When can he sign on her behalf?

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    Default Re: When Can a Husband Sign His Wife's Name to a Legal Document

    If the husband already has a durable power of attorney in effect -- it's too late for the wife to execute a power of attorney -- and that document authorizes him to sign the document on her behalf, then he may do so under the auspices of the power of attorney.

    Otherwise, he will need to seek conservatorship.

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