Guardianship vs. POA: Exploitation

 In Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianship

While appointing a power of attorney can mitigate the need for a guardianship, there are other times in which a guardianship is necessary.

In the last blog post, we discussed the need for a guardianship in the event that the incapacitated person lacks competency and makes harmful decisions. A guardianship may also be needed if the power of attorney does not act in the best interest of the incapacitated person.  If the power of attorney is exploiting the individual by depriving them of their funds or their rights, a court will appoint a guardian to prevent any continued abuse.

If you have more questions on this topic, please contact our office at (941) 906-1231 to speak with one of our attorneys.

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