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I have durable POA and medical POA. My dad's daughter recently started taking him to appointments and taking him out. Then I found out that she added herself to his bank and was controlling his money.. Do I have the power to keep her away from him? If I don't, what can I do to keep her... Read more »
Dropped vehicle w/repair facility 18 mos ago. Signed Invoice #1. Received 4 unauthorized invoices since. 5th invoice sent to the Tax Assessor-Collector w/INTENT TO LIEN petition. It contains my signature, forged. Advised to file suit in JP Court and did so. The Tax Assessor-Collector’s office... Read more »
I had a case that I recently worked on that involved a similar situation. I think you should hire an attorney to represent you. Work with the attorney you choose to develop a legal strategy and execute the strategy effectively.
daughter had a durable power of attorney drawn up, nameing herself as my wife's agent. she did this without my knowledge or consent. Question: how do i or can i have this document cancalled and draw up my own?
I am a disabled senior citizen. This landlord took full advantage of me. I lived nearly 3 years with no A/C in the summer (in Amarillo, TX!!??) & no heat from Feb. 2022 til I moved. (It gets worse!) empty promises to fix things... I finally gave notice & moved out on June 31st. 2022.... Read more »
Section 92.109 of the Texas Property Code describes your remedy. A landlord who in bad faith retains a security deposit in violation of the law is liable for an amount equal to $100, three times the portion of the security deposit wrongfully withheld, and the tenant's reasonable attorney fees...Read more »
It is probably too late to get a legal power of attorney given your mother's memory loss and confusion. Even if your mother were to sign the power of attorney, it may be challenged due to a lack of capacity or competence to understand the significance of what she is signing.
Does the principle/grantor HAVE to be sick/unwell or can they be healthy? If a principle/grantor is of sound mind, with no disability, illness or physical or mental incapacity, would an agent/grantee using the POA be misusing the power?
It depends on the wording of the POA. Some take effect immediately after they are signed. Some are only effective when the principal becomes incapacitated. If it is effective immediately, it is not necessarily a misuse for the agent to use the POA. For example, I might give my husband a POA to...Read more »
She has Parkinson dementia and is no longer able to make decisions. For long term care I need to use the money in her IRA. Most of the money was made after we were married, but it is not a joint IRA. I have been managing the account since her illness, but have not taken out any money. Now that she... Read more »
You'll definitely want to speak with an attorney in the area who handles guardianship cases. In addition to (or instead of) guardianship over your wife, you may want to look at getting a document from the guardianship judge naming you as "community administrator". Many attorneys...Read more »
We are no longer a couple we share different rooms in the same home. She called aps on me several times and self harms herself to say I caused it . She makes herself fall and will sit there without letting any one know she's fallen just to tell them I left her on the floor for hours. , she... Read more »
You can be arrested and charged with a felony if a law enforcement officer believes that you physically hurt an elderly person, or that you neglected a duty to prevent them being hurt. The safest thing is to remove yourself from the situation.
There are a few different ways to handle your issue. The simplest is a "Life Estate" where you deed the property back to yourself for the remainder of your life, then it automatically goes to the person you wish to obtain the property after you die.
Assuming your mother is competent and is going with you willingly, neither a guardianship nor a power of attorney is required. If you want to handle her financial affairs, she must be competent and sign a power of attorney allowing that.
She became critically ill 3 months ago. She was hospitalized then sent to a rehabilitation facility when she began to recover. Her daughter has a medical power of attorney. She has been okayed by her doctors for release but her daughter will not allow the facility to do so. The daughter (and other... Read more »
Other than your friend herself, the only person who can decide where she lives is a guardian of her person. An agent under a Medical Power of Attorney does not have this authority. An agent under a Medical Power of Attorney only has the authority to convey someone's wishes when they cannot...Read more »
More information is needed to respond to your question. Please consult an elder lawyer in your area. You can locate one using the Find a Lawyer function on the website of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (www.naela.org)
6 yrs ago, my upstairs neighbors' kitchen sink , garbage disposal and dishwasher water kept coming up in my sink and finally flooded my apartment. They fixed it then but its doing it again now. The complex changed hands and I have been asking and even begged them a couple times since January... Read more »
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