An individual with power of attorney (POA) has the legal right to make many important decisions. He or she can pay bills and answer questions regarding serious medical and financial circumstances for another person. Other parties may dispute this power if they feel it is being misused or has been improperly obtained. People who are involved, or may become involved, in disputes over powers of attorney should take the time to learn more about their rights. At the law offices of Sweeney, Reich & Bolz LLP, our attorneys protect the rights of individuals involved in disputes over powers of attorney.
Most contested powers of attorney matters involve financial powers of attorney, which give an individual the fiduciary responsibility to make decisions about finances during the lifetime of the individual granting the power. Whether you have been given financial powers of attorney and want to protect that right or you want to challenge the rights of the current individual with powers of attorney, our lawyers can help you resolve these legal issues efficiently.
We recommend that people who believe that the power of attorney they executed or currently hold may be challenged take these steps: