What Can I Do About a Sibling with Power of Attorney for My Parent Who is Misusing Funds?

If you believe that your sibling has engaged in criminal conduct (i.e. took cash for personal expenditures, opened credit accounts in the parent’s name for personal use, cashed life insurance policies, etc.), you should contact your local police department concerning the issue. If you wish to recover such funds, or attempt to revoke the Power … Read more

If I Take Power of Attorney for a Friend with Huge Medical Bills, Might I Be Responsible for Payment?

When someone designates another with Power of Attorney, the designate agrees to manage that person’s affairs on his or her behalf. So long as all business is transacted in that person’s name in a legal manner — the ‘legal manner’ being an important element — the designate cannot be made liable for the debts of … Read more