Does a durable financial power of attorney for my mother...

Juliemae asked...

Does a durable financial power of attorney for my mother make me in any way legally responsible for her bills?

Expert Answer

Liza Hanks is the founder and owner of FamilyWorks Estate Planning, a law firm with offices in Campbell and Los Altos, California, and the author of The Busy Family's Guide to Estate Planning (Nolo, 2007).

No, it does not. An agent is not responsible for the debts of the person for whom he or she is acting.