Can I use my boyfriends name for contract?
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No one will enter into a contract with you through your boyfriend, unless he's a licensed talent agent and you've authorized him to sign contracts for you.
You can use a "PKA" (professionally known as) pseudonym for your public "stage name," but will still need to enter into contracts, apply for copyrights and trademarks, open a bank account, pay taxes, etc. under your actual legal name.
Also-- if you're from Belgium and not the U.S., you need to consult a lawyer licensed in your own country. This site is for U.S. law.
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I'm not sure it's 'illegal' exactly, but it doesn't sound practical. Why would the person you are contracting with be interested in having your boyfriend's name on a contract? If you are the performer, anyone contracting for your performance is going to want YOU to be under contract, not your boyfriend. When you send them a contract with your boyfriend's name on it, they are likely to be confused.
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It wouldn't be an enforceable contract if it's not one with the real party.
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