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How are durable POA's held accountable for their actions regarding finacial decisions
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Estate Law
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Estate Lawyer: Infolawyer, Attorney replied 8 years ago
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Hello and thank you for your question. Did they abuse their discretion?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Not sure what you mean.

 

Estate Lawyer: Infolawyer, Attorney replied 8 years ago
What claim are you considering? what happened?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Not sure what you mean. He is using finances for his own personal gain.

 

Estate Lawyer: Infolawyer, Attorney replied 8 years ago
That is abuse of discretion and of fiduciary duty. He can be sued for return of assets, an accounting and his removal.
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