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Old 06-20-2013, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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My attorney father always said a POA was the most dangerous legal tool there was and this story is a good example.

My mother did give me POA but I never abused it knowing I had a strong fiduciary responsibility to my mother.

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Old 06-20-2013, 08:27 AM
 
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A POA isn't necessarily dangerous. It just depends on the person using it.

I had POA's for an aunt and uncle who are both dead now and I managed their affairs without ever taking a dime from them. I have a POA for my mom right now and do the same thing. If someone is going to take advantage of a person without the mental capacity to make his/her own decisions, they can do it with or without a POA, although the POA would make it easier.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:54 AM
 
Location: USA
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If the one who will be responsible for a person has a POA for that person, the benefit is so much better than if it will be abused, since abuse will be rare. If the person enters into dementia and no POA exists, it can quickly be a huge problem.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Deal with medical POAs all of the time. MPOA can be a good thing if done correctly appointing the right people. As with anything else, there are disasters as well. Can also be disasterous if there is NOT one in place.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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I wonder why they just don't give his daughter more money for the home..I don't understand why they won't part with the approx 110 grand his daughter wants...he'd still have some of the 140,000$ that was donated for him to get it back. I also think the old mans daughter is behaving discracefully towards her father...lucky for him he has a grand daughter that cares...giving someone power of attorney over you is something you'd definitely want to be careful about, you'd want to MAKE SURE that person really cares about you....and not what they can take from you.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:08 AM
 
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No other word to describe that daughter except an evil witch. Shameful she did that to her own father. She'll answer for it someday.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:50 AM
 
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Question, why would any attorney or the court system honor a POA that was changed when the parent had one
previously but changed it when they had dementia?
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Question, why would any attorney or the court system honor a POA that was changed when the parent had one
previously but changed it when they had dementia?
It has been my experience that someone with dementia or Alzheimers could NOT execute any legal documents. I'm wondering how this will all play out.
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I will say it again special place in hell .....
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I was/am the POA for 6 family members, three have passed, three remain. I take my fiduciary responsibility very seriously.

Honestly don't want the POA's, however, I have been designated the one to handle the business end of the family.
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