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Can I sign my son's name to the back of his check and cash it for him?

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2014-08-21 13:20:05
2014-08-21 13:20:05

You cannot sign your son's name to the back of his check and cash it for him. This is illegal.

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You sign the back. She has to sign beneath your name. Then, you can cash it or deposit it.



UM duh.. you go to the bank listed on the check. Make sure you have a valid picture ID. Sign the back of the check and cash it. Do not sign the check til you get to the bank; because if you lose the check someone can sign their name under it and deposit it into their own account, Unless you have plenty of money to lose and then by all means; sign the back before you get to the bank.



When you write the check to another person, that person endorses the back when they cash it. If you write a check to "Cash", the bank may require that you endorse it before they will cash it.



yes, if they sign it on the back first and its legal


You should not have to if it is signed to "cash" Yes, any check that you are looking to cash/deposit must have a signature.


If you're writing the check to get cash from your account you can simply write "Cash" in the payee line. If you've already filled the check out with your name as payee and you are writing the check from your account, just sign the back of the check as your normally would endorse. :)


Whoever is cashing or depositing the check will sign the back. If you cash it or deposit it yourself it will need endorsed.


A check made out to cash is "bearer paper" it can be cashed by anyone who holds it. An equivalent bearer check is, "Pay to the order of a happy birthday" written on the front, or, "Pay to the order of Congratulations on graduating." Your check is the same as cash, so to prevent theft while waiting to cash the check, sign the back, "Pay to the order of (your name)". You will then have to produce identification to cash the check as it is now an "order instrument" cashable (or assignable) only by you. You do not have to go to any particular bank, even if your name isn't "cash". As for depositing it to your account, just sign the check (your name) and deposit it as you would any other check"! !


Have them either just endorse it (sign the back) with just their name or have them write "Pay to the Order of Name" and sign it. Either way, you now also sign it and bring it to either your bank or the bank it was drawn from to get cash for it.


If it is your own personal check, and you wish to deposit or cash it, yes.


Pay to order on the back of a check is meant to sign a check over to someone that is not on the face of the check so they can cash or deposit it. Some banks do not allow this so check with the individual bank before you sign it over.


The individual purchasing a cashier's check should not sign the back of the check. The person whom the cashier's check is payable to is required to sign the back of the check.


Usually, endorsing a check is done when you want to deposit or cash it, but it can also be done if you want to make a check payable to another person or party besides yourself. It's when you sign your name on the back.


The person or company the check is made out to. No one else can cash it. The person you wrote it to can endorse the check to someone else so they can cash it.


If it is made out to 'you AND company' : you will have to sign the check, take it to 'company' and have them issue a check with your name only on it for any remainder that is yours.


sign it, bring it to bank


If a cheque is made payable to two people, then both must endorse it (i.e., sign the back).


cash advance is when you enroll to get a real quick cash loan. You sign a form and they will mostly check your credit. If they approve, the cash advance people will send you a check in the mail so you can go and cash out the check.



Pay to the order of "insert name of recipent who you giving check over to" than sign your name below


Signing blank probably refers to a "blank endorsement." A blank endorsement is when you have a check payable to you and you sign your name on the back of the check without any other direction, such as "pay to the order of" or "for deposit only." When a check only has your endorsement, it is still a negotiable item, and therefore, someone else could then sign the check under your signature and deposit or cash the check.


A regular check is by default endorsable, that means - if you were the recipient of the check, you can sign your name & signature on the back of it and give it to anyone to cash it! After you sign the check, it can sometimes be used in exchange for goods as anyone can cash it, but that's risky..it can also be stolen (god forbid ;) To make sure the money gets into the right hands, if you're the issuer of the check, you can draw two diagonal lines on the upper left corner of the check (maybe the upper right corner too).. this will make it non-endorsable, and no one can cash it but the recipient, even if he signs his name on it. These features are applicable in Lebanon, I can not confirm if they are applicable in your region.



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