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My husbands started a business up in my name without my knowledge,

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My husbands started a business up in my name without my knowledge, he's been declared bankrupted before and is black listed. I'm planning on leaving him soon and getting a divorce. I don't want anything to do with this company, can I press charges? What route would I go down?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  James Mather replied 4 years ago.
Press charges for what? Has he been representing himself as you and obtaining credit etc, in your name?
WE need full background details please. Thanks
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Yes. Everything with this company comes back to me. I'm the registered contact but with a different contact number to the one i use and I'm also classed as a director, he's even opened up an email account with my name. I knew nothing about this. The company is an online company selling various electrical equipment and components
Expert:  James Mather replied 4 years ago.

Have you tackled him about this?

If he is bankrupt, have you told him that you intend to report
this to the trustee in bankruptcy? I assume that he is not yet discharged.
Please confirm.

Has he forged your signature?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I don't know. My husband wouldn't have had to raise any Capital for this company. It's strickly supply and demand, he doesn't have any stock at all. If somebody orders a product he'll then order it from his supplier.

I don't actually think he's been declared bankrupted as such, but he's started a number of companies up and kept the thousands of pounds worth of debt a secret from me.

No I haven't tackled him about this, I'm keeping my cards close to my chest at the minute.
Expert:  James Mather replied 4 years ago.

Thank you.

Whilst what he is doing is not within the spirit of being open and
transparent, he may not actually be doing anything wrong. Because of the
circumstances you outline, I think that possibility remote but there is a

Provided he has not stolen your identity and is not passing himself
off as you and has not forged your signature and is simply using your name is a
trading name, then I don't think he does anything wrong however if he is using
any of your personal details or purporting to be you I think he is probably
obtaining money or goods by deception which is a criminal matter.

At this stage, there is not enough information for me to tell you
whether he has actually committed any offence or not

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