Gifts to yourself with a Power of Attorney

Although a Power of Attorney often authorizes the agent to give gifts, agents should be careful when making gifts to themselves.

The Chicago Tribune has an article on an agent who gave herself $180,000 in gifts and the ensuing court battle over theft by deception, financial exploitation of an elderly person and conspiracy to commit financial exploitation of an elderly person.

If you believe someone has taken advantage of your or a loved on by the inappropriate use of a Durable Power of Attorney or Power of Attorney you should Contact a Florida Estate Planning Lawyer to review the facts.

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