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My husband is in prison for DWI. He is a vet and receives pension from government. The bank has stopped my withdrawal and will not allow my phone calls. My husband has sent them written request with power of attorney for me to allow withdrawals. The money is needed to pay bills and for food. The bank tells me they do not honor power of attorney forms and will not consider any help for me. What can I do? My husband is frantic...me too.
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Lawyer: P. Simmons, Attorney replied 6 months ago
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Lawyer: P. Simmons, Attorney replied 6 months ago

I am sorry for this dilemma...but unsure of your specific question...are you asking if the bank is required to honor the POA?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
we cannot understand why they will not speak with me or release any funds. They did for over a year then all of a sudden won't even accept my calls or my husband's request.
Lawyer: P. Simmons, Attorney replied 6 months ago

Thank you

There is no law that would require the bank to honor the POA.

They can refuse to honor it...you can not force them to do so.
You husband may want to consider changing the bank to one that will work with you on this.

This is the part of my job I don't like...when the law is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you that you can force the bank to honor, but I can only provide you information based on the law so that you can act on the best available information to you...I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!

Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I just recd your message. Sorry for the delay.
Lawyer: P. Simmons, Attorney replied 6 months ago

no worries, did you have additional questions?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What do you mean. No Worries??
Lawyer: P. Simmons, Attorney replied 6 months ago

I mean did you have additional questions? If not can you please rate the answer so I may receive credit

thanks!

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Lawyer: P. Simmons, Attorney replied 6 months ago

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