Ashtabula, OH asked in Probate for Ohio

Q: My niece got POA over 1 month ago. I requested she pick up secured vehicles. Her lawyer says it's my responsibility to

deliver to her. She said she will call police and say I stole it. This is crazy. Can I charge for storage?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Ravenna, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: I'm sorry, it's unclear as to what exactly is going on in your situation. A power of attorney gives authority for your named agent to take action on your behalf when the preliminary conditions have been satisfied. It does not change or alter the legal rights or responsibilities of the principal who granted power to an agent.

It sounds like there is some confusion to the status of the case. I suggest sitting down with an attorney to determine what has transpired, and what obligations you may have.

Best of luck.

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