Gainesville, FL asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Elder Law for Florida

Q: Can someone with an "agent" or "attorney-in-fact" be ejected from a property by the court without the agent knowing?

Hi. I was searching court records for my grandfather after my mother (his caretaker) saw an odd credit card charge. He is currently in a suit to be ejected from his girlfriend's property that was filed by his girlfriend's daughter/guardian. The issue is that my father has a POA for my grandfather and he didn't know about the suit until I found it on the court's record search. My grandfather filed a handwritten response (almost totally illegible) and the girlfriend's daughter's attorney filed for Final Judgement. Is this legal since my father has POA? This is all happening in Florida since that probably makes a difference.

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If your grandfather is being sued to be ejected from his girlfriend's property, what difference does it make that he has a POA "for" your grandfather's father? You might want to re-ask this question so that it makes sense.

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