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my son is currently incarcerated and wants to file for bankruptcy;

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my son is currently incarcerated and wants to file for bankruptcy; he has given me his power of attorney- can I seek a lawyer and file a bankruptcy claim on his behalf?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 5 years ago.
Hello,

So sorry to hear of your difficult situation.

I am a lawyer with 25 years experience. While I am not your lawyer and do not represent you, I will endeavor to provide you with legal information through this open and nonconfidential forum.

You may use the power of attorney to retain counsel for your son and to complete the bankruptcy petition. However your son will need to sign the petition himself. The court will allow him to appear at the 341 hearing by telephone