Dallas, TX asked in Real Estate Law for Oklahoma

Q: My sister forged my signature on property we inherited. I turned down an offer but check was in bank already. 2.2million

I agreed to selling but not at current offer. She knew this but signed my name an the check was in the bank 2 days before i found out. She will not show me the final paperwork that i wouldve signed. Called realtor asked him copies and he sent 4 pages 1 was blank an no names or numbers on the other3. I was told it sold for 2.2 million. I need advice on the rite attorney to hire or if i even need to bother with it.

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Richard Winblad

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  • Edmond, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Sorry for your issues.

It sounds as though your sister forged your name to an acceptance of an offer to sell and that an earnest money check was deposited. I say this because if your name is on the property (completed probate or trust) then you must sign before a notary public.

You should hire an attorney to review the situation. This is especially true if the contract was below market value.

If you don't want the deal, you should take steps now to prevent the sale from progressing.

Vincent Gallo

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A: Since you alleged that your sister forged your signature which is a criminal offense you should contact the local Prosecutor’s Office.

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