Many are surprised that financial powers of attorney do not have to be recognized by others including banks and other financial institutions. If the principal (the one who signs the power of attorney) becomes incompetent and the one who is presented with and asked to...

A Texas appeals court has upheld the conviction of an agent under a power of attorney who transferred funds to himself, supposedly to qualify his former grandmother-in-law for Medicaid. In an earlier proceeding, a jury sentenced the agent to 25 years in prison. Natho v....