If my mom has terminal cancer and I have just been asked to take her power of attorney, will this make me responsible for her debts that she has? 2 Answers as of March 08, 2017

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Attorney At Law | James G. Maguire
No. The POA gives you authority to act on her behalf, but does not obligate you to pay her debts.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 3/8/2017
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The Stutes Law Group, LLC | Ronald E. Stutes
A power of attorney (or, in Louisiana, properly a "mandate") gives the person holding the power the right to take action on behalf of the grantor of the power. You would not be responsible for her debts. Ronald Stutes
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 3/8/2017
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