My POA is being ignored. What can I do about that?
I have Durable Power Of Attorney for my mom (she has Alzheimer's), but I cannot get any of the banks' billing accounts customer service people to speak to me. My father had several savings accounts with a fair amount of money in them and they will not acknowledge my POA and speak to me. Does POA do any good or should I get an attorney involved?
Unfortunately, there are many institutions that for various reasons will refuse to honor legitimate Durable Powers of Attorney that have been written in compliance with state law. You are not likely to have much success arguing with them on your own. I suggest that you have the attorney who prepared the Durable Power of Attorney contact the bank's legal department. This should be sufficient to straighten this matter out.
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