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Hi, I have a ex boyfriend who was incarcerated and signed power of attorney over to his then girlfriend. She was supposed to sell a vehicle and use the proceeds to get him a lawyer and also provide canteen money. She did not sell the car and has completely stop communicating with him. If he changes his power of attorney can they legally pursue for her to provide proof of the expenditures

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

It is in SC and the car is a 2002 BMW she also had possession of money. I am not sure if it was received from the bank or was just cash on hand

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

As far a what?

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No. I don't think so

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Legal
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Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

I’m sorry to hear about your situation. Generally, someone who has a POA has a financial duty to the other person involved. This means that your ex boyfriend’s then girlfriend was required to make decisions to his financial benefit and not to his detriment. If a person fails in their financial duty, then they may be liable for financial harm that has caused. In your case, if she did not sell the car and has not provided him the $ that he needs for his canteen and lawyer, then he may be able to sue her for the harm that has resulted. For instance, if he needed an attorney to show up for a hearing, draft a document, or to do some action, but he didn’t have the money to do so because he needed the $ for the car, then he could sue her for breaching that duty.

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