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Would holding a financial power of attorney for my mother ever put my own assets in jeopardy (barring fraud of course)?

Clemmons, NC |

My mother, age 96, is in a nursing home. I handle all her financial obligations using her own bank account. If, say, she were ever sued (very remote..but?), would my personal assets be in jeopardy by virtue of I being her financial power of attorney?

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If you were not personally liable in some way, merely having your mother's power of attorney would not place your own assets in jeopardy.

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