Thank you so much for the fast response! Ok, so just to be clear, when the creditors say they need to speak to the POA, would this be a POA for my mother since the burden falls on her? I am trying my best to keep her out of all of this, so would becoming her POA be the solution? They did not have any assets when Dad passed away. They home they lived in was paid off but Dad gave my sister and I that house about a year ago and changed the title into our name. Is there any way they can go after our home? Other than that, Mom has no assets. Would it be best for her to file for bankrupcy if these medical bills can not be written off/reduced? My Dad was the sole provider and had been for the past 8 years or so. She is the caretaker of my 1 year old and my sisters 2 babies and has been living back and forth with us since Dad passed. we basically provide for her and she refuses to take full payment for her babysitting services since we take care of her financially and emotionally. Not sure what they can go after if she doesnt have anything under her name? How long does it take for medical bills to "disapear" from her credit?
thanks again for your advice!!
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