How can I defend my use of Power of Attorney in Gloucester County, New Jersey?
Posted on Tue Jun 2, 2015, on Power of Attorney
From our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: Defending the use of Gloucester County Power of Attorney
Most Recently Updated July 14, 2018.
“My mother named me her Agent under her Gloucester County, New Jersey Power of Attorney, and I cared for her for years. Now my sister claims I embezzled and stole money using the Power of Attorney. How do I clear my name?”
Defending the use of Gloucester County Power of Attorney
As Agent, you are permitted to retain a Gloucester County Surrogate’s Court Attorney to assist you in filing a Formal Accounting of all your actions as Agent. This accounting is then provided to all interested parties, who are free to either accept the terms or to object.
If they file objections, you are then able to address those objections in front of a judge. In the end, the judge rules on the evidence presented. If you have done nothing wrong, you are given a release of liability by the judge.
As author Kevin A. Thompson writes, “there is not a more explosive combination than money and grief.” Your sister is making serious claims against you, and it is in your best interests to use the courts to your advantage and obtain a release.
Further Estate Litigation Questions?
Defending yourself against claims of abuse of power is only one of many Estate Litigation issues our firm addresses. Consequently, if you want to learn more, please read my more detailed article, Trust and Estate Litigation All You Need to Know.
In Conclusion: Defending the use of Gloucester County Power of Attorney
I hope that this article was helpful in explaining how to defend yourself against claims of abuse of power. Further, I included links to even more detailed information on my website. Therefore, please contact me and let me know how I did. Certainly, your comments and questions are welcome!
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