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Someone with power of attorney are they legally responsible for the paying of bills?
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The person who has a Power of Attorney is not personally liable for paying the bills. Nor do they have to do so. They can if they promised that they would, but they do not have a duty to do so and the final duty falls unto the debtor themselves. A Power of Attorney agent is a voluntary position, and a person who holds this position can leave at any time.

And again, the Power of Attorney agent is not liable for the debt personally.

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