My father has recently become deemed incapacitated and as of now, I am now acting as his dpoa. Can I be personally sued for any of my father's bills?
Estate Planning Attorney
Answer-anyone can be sued.
You should sign anything concerning your
Dad as POA for him.
The end result would be that his assets would be in jeopardy-not yours.
There are limited circumstances where you could have some liability.
The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of action is to have legal representation in this matter.
I agree with Attorney Pippen. As long as you are acting within your authority as Agent under the POA, then your father's liabilities are his alone. Be careful not to sign anything, particularly anything seeking a "responsible party", without making sure it is clear you are acting under the POA form.
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Estate Planning Attorney
My colleagues are correct. Provided that you act within the scope of the DPOA as agent, you should not be personally liable for your father's debts. However, be very careful in executing documents on his behalf that you include a notation that you are signing as the agent for your father under the DPOA.
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