Divorce and Forgery Issues

At the Law Office of David P Schwarz we have litigated many issues of the violation of penal code section 470, forgery. We have defended many clients against criminal forgery accusations and achieving excellent results. Please contact our office at 949 735 9266 or via the web for a consultation. We can also be contacted at dpslaw66@gmail.com.

An Orange County forgery lawyer will defend you against criminal charges of forgery during the divorce proceedings. Due to what a party perceives as an unfair advantage or having ill will toward the other party, a spouse will commit forgery against the other spouse. Forgery must be proven in a criminal court. The first element that must be shown is that of intent. A party to the divorce must have the intent to commit the forgery.

Next, the person must have knowledge that the act was something they knew was wrong. They had to know that to do so was not authorized by anyone.

A forgery attorney will defend you against the element of signing a document using the name of someone else. This is a key element to the proving of forgery. Below we will the discuss the documents that are often forged by the person charged with this crime.

The primary example of the use of forgery during the divorce proceedings occurs when signatures are faked by the other spouse in order to gain a monetary advantage.

At the Orange County Law Office of David P Schwarz we can defend you against the allegation you have altered the signatures to a will or codicil to a will. Forgery also occurs when people sign falsified deeds or conveyances for transfer of property. If this is done again the criminal charges of forgery can occur. In divorce litigation in order to avoid losing out on the division of real property or personal property parties find themselves in situations where altering a signature is an easy way to gain access to community property they would otherwise not receive. However, if they are caught they would find themselves at the end of criminal charges.

A forgery lawyer will further defend you against further attempts of forgery that occur during divorce proceedings. Some examples such as falsifying the signature on a check, a money order or travelers check are quite common. Often during a divorce parties must do a lot of transferring ownership of property to one another in order to equalize the fair and equitable split of community property. Parties find themselves signing many documents and sometimes they are fraudulently done or sometimes they done by mistake. It is up to a skilled criminal defense lawyer and divorce lawyer to get you out of any criminal or civil problem.

At the Law Office of David P Schwarz we are an extremely aggressive divorce and forgery criminal defense law firm with an impeccable record in the Orange County Court system. Please contact our office for a consultation at 949 735 9266 or via the web. We can also be contacted via email at dpslaw66@gmail.com.