A forged notary signature used by man to file for divorce.
A Houston-area man faced a judge after deputies said he fraudulently filed and completed a divorce from his wife without her knowing or consenting. The court had already filed the final divorce decree.
Deputies investigated and learned that Paul Nixon, 51, submitted forged documents and false information to the courts, including a forged waiver of service that listed a false address and phone number for his wife, Edna. In addition to the false info provided, the waiver of service also included a forged notary signature in which Nixon spelled the notary’s name wrong.
He has been charged with aggravated perjury for allegedly lying to the courts about the validity of the forms and the information on them. His wife set a motion to set aside the divorce and the court has since granted her motion due to the divorce being filed fraudulently.