Two New Aba Factsheets
"Helen was 85 and ailing when she made a [durable power of attorney] (DPA) naming her daughter Susan as her agent. Two weeks later Susan used this DPA to sell Helen's home. Susan placed the sale proceeds into bank accounts that were in Helen's name. Within a year Susan had used her authority under Helen's DPA to withdraw all the money from Helen's accounts. Susan used the money to support her lavish lifestyle and her failing business.
"When Helen discovered her money was gone, she contacted the local law enforcement agency and was told by a detective that her only option was the civil justice system. Helen could not afford a civil lawyer and tiie local free legal services program …
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Publication information: Article title: Two New Aba Factsheets. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 29. Issue: 6 Publication date: November/December 2008. Page number: 5. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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