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A signature (; from Latin: signare, "to sign") is a handwritten (and often stylized) depiction of someone's name, nickname, or even a simple "X" or other mark that a person writes on documents as a proof of identity and intent. The writer of a signature is a signatory or signer. Similar to a handwritten signature, a signature work describes the work as readily identifying its creator. A signature may be confused with an autograph, which is chiefly an artistic signature. This can lead to confusion when people have both an autograph and signature and as such some people in the public eye keep their signatures private whilst fully publishing their autograph.

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  1. Gabriel1

    VIC 5 executors signature query

    Hi, Our parents are now both deceased with Dad dying only recently. Dad's made the 5 of us kids (not little, ages 51 - 66) executors. We're all spread out within an hours range of travel to each other & Dad has left a lot to sort out. My eldest brother proposed the following; " As noted at our...
  2. D

    VIC Medallion Signature Guarantee Stamp in Australia

    Does anyone know where I can obtain a Medallion Signature Guarantee Stamp in Australia? I’m the administrator for a deceased estate with US and Canadian shares and the transfer agent in the US (Computershare) requires one of these stamps on their documentation. I would really rather not have to...
  3. J

    VIC Car was transferred out of my name without my signiture or permission.

    A car that I owned and was registered in my name was transferred out of my name without my knowledge or permission by my ex partner. I placed a transfer dispute on the car through vic roads and requested through freedom of information specific details of the transfer so I could see how it was...
  4. I

    VIC I bought a car with a false signature

    Hi, Today a police investigator called me and asked me to explain how I acquired a car. It seems that the car was the property of a company. There are 2 partners in the company. The person (person A) who sold it to me and another one (person B). I only spoke with person A. The document for...
  5. Ian Curtis

    NSW How Do You Prove a Professional Transcript is not Doctored?

    What have your experiences been with so-called professional transcript services? I am ordering a transcript of two NCAT hearing CD's in preparation for a Supreme Court Appeal. This is from Spark and Cannon (now called VIQ Solutions) because NCAT do not create official transcripts. How do I...
  6. X

    QLD Fraud, regarding an employment contract, salary increase by the bookkeeper for herself and use of signature without notice, where to report it?

    When an employee commits fraud, by using the sign of MD and his email address, and also increasing her salary without a contract signed or viewed, who do we report this to?
  7. patron

    NSW Effective date and signature date

    I am renting from my daughter using a verbal agreement. I need to have a written agreement for the pension. There are no issues about the contract using a standard form, however we want it to be clear that this agreement is 5 years old and use a signature date showing 2016. We want to use the...
  8. B

    QLD Signature fraud

    Can someone forge a signature on a legal document even if they have permission to do so
  9. J

    Suspect a fake document submitted as liability in probate in p

    My sister and I are joint executors and beneficiaries of our parents estate. My (older) sister always took on the roll of 'provider' if my parents needed help with property maintenance but it was no big deal until now, 6 months after my mum's passing. I lived with my mum for about 14 years until...