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Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma.
You are not personally liable for claims against him
assets in your name may thus not be reached
assets in joint name however are at risk to the extent of his interest in them, which a court would presume in 50% a
Practically, such claims are often best handled through settlement by him using his assets and obtaining of a release as against all others, including you.
Is that clear or can I clarify anything?
There is quite a lot more to this, if I may continue? - even if I need to pay more.
sure, kindly rate the answer
and then ask for me with a new question
put in title "for infolawyer/daniel" only
or you can ask me first as a follow up on this question
glad to answer.
awaiting your reply
Does it matter that during the time he was incarcerated, I was his power of attorney and spent all the money in his accounts to pay lawyers, and for his upkeep while in jail waiting trial?
It does not impact the answer
it does not make you liable
you were for all purposes his agent
and an agent is not liable for principal's misconduct
its similar to having a lawyer or banker deal with the problems, which doesnt make them liable because helping with issues