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Does your Father-in-law still have control of all his mental faculties and will his medical practitioner confirm that?
A mark is literally what it says. If he just holds the pen and moves it on the page, that is sufficient.
Whether it’s sufficient for whoever wants the document is another matter altogether. It would be sufficient for a Lasting Power of Attorney application although the circumstances surrounding the signature may need verification for a solicitor and in that respect, if your father-in-law is required to sign something, it would be better signed in front of a medical professional or a solicitor.
You can only do this however if your father-in-law knows exactly what he is signing and the effect of it. It only applies to physical infirmity.
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