Belton, MO asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Legal Malpractice for Missouri

Q: Did the lawyer commit forgery with my signature or not?

I am Pro Se but not by choice.

Is a "Temporary Order" and a " Stipulated Order" the same thing? I had prematurely signed the stipulated paper while we were making corrections while waiting to see the judge at the Temporary custody hearing that my husband never showed up to. Anyways nothing got filed that day but I was lucky enough to spot a form at mediation that the lawyer had sent that said the same things but the layout was not identical and it had my signature in the same area as the stipulated but this one is called "Temporary order" The lawyer HAD to have Xeroxed my signature from one to the other but are they the same or did she commit a crime that I can do something about?

1 Lawyer Answer
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: A Stipulated Order means an order that the parties stipulate or agree to. A Temporary Order is not a final order.

No one should make an unauthorized signature.

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