If Iam the Power of Attorney for my mom who is in a nursing home and she has a past due loan, am I responsible for paying on this loan?

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If Iam the Power of Attorney for my mom who is in a nursing home and she has a past due loan, am I responsible for paying on this loan?

I did not know what to tell the guy when he called me last night. I told him this is first I have heard of the loan but would do some checking.

Asked on January 27, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Mississippi

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you have a Power of Attorney to conduct your Mother's business -like paying bills - then yes,you should look into the validity of the loan, speak with your Mom, and make the payments if things add up.  Don't just make assumptions. You were wise to give yourself time to check things out.  Good luck.


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