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Financial Powers of Attorney: Potential Open Checkbook for Disaster

      A recent case in Tennessee reveals the problems that can arise with Financial Durable Powers of Attorney (DPA). In that case, mom designated her daughter to be her financial agent in the DPA. The daughter and her husband moved in with the mother to care for her and take responsibilities for her monthly expenses. The husband prepared her tax returns. Basically, the daughter and step-son had total control of her finances.

Watch Out Sons and Daughters - Filial Support Statutes Rising - Like Zombies:

      As I reported in Pennsylvania, now North Dakota, nursing homes are utilizing archaic filial support state statues to sue children of long term care patients. That is exactly what these laws allow - filial support for a parents unpaid expenses in a nursing facility or from some medical provider.

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