Grand Rapids, MI asked in Personal Injury for Indiana

Q: can I get power of attorney after signing settlement agreement without fully understanding it?

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Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Please re-post your question in a more coherent fashion. What you ask is not what you mean. I cannot divine what you were thinking or I would simply answer your question. You NEVER have a right to get someone's power of attorney.

If you are asking whether you can void a settlement agreement that you signed because you didn't understand it, the answer depends on whether you were represented by an attorney and how long ago you signed it. If you had an attorney, the answer is NO, though if the attorney MISREPRESENTED the terms, you may have an action against the attorney, IF YOU WERE CHEATED. If you were NOT represented, it depends on MANY details that you would need to discuss with an attorney. Even then, the attorney will rarely be able to give you a definitive answer, only probabilities. Good luck.

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