What possible document?

As a 10 year old boy I was asked to sign a document in a Scottish solicitor's office. I was not permitted to see the contents (the solicitor was not happy with this)
The document related to worth or money

Question: What document would need a 10 year old's signature?



  • scotsbob
    scotsbob Posts: 4,632 Forumite
    You say you were "asked" to sign. Did you sign?

    The only situation I know of where a person is asked to sign without seeing the contents is when a signature is being witnessed. In that situation you are just witnessing the signature, therefore don't need to know the contents. However it would be unusual to ask a 10 year old to act as a witness when the solicitor's secretary could have done that. I am sure a witness to a signature requires to be 18.

    The only other thing that comes to mind would be divorce proceedings involving custody and/or change of name.
  • k333n
    k333n Posts: 3 Newbie
    Yes I signed but the solicitor acting as signatory should have made certain that I knew what was in the document, he was persuaded not to, hence the repercussions

    Essentially I was being used to hide/protect something with monetary worth.
  • scotsbob
    scotsbob Posts: 4,632 Forumite
    The Law Society Of Scotland exists to uphold standards, perhaps approach them with an outline of the circumstances.
  • k333n
    k333n Posts: 3 Newbie
    Absolutely, but the more I can give them the better.
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