According to the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, too many criminal justice professionals lack awareness in the role they can play in holding offenders accountable. An agent who violates the duty owed to the principal may have committee one or more crimes. The agent may have violated state and federal laws, including laws
Who Has Standing to Challenge the Actions of an Agent Under a Power of Attorney?
Recent changes were made to Pennsylvania’s power of attorney statute by Act 95 which was enacted in 2014 and amended Title 20, Chapter 56 of the PEF Code. All of the Act’s provisions have been effective since January 1, 2015.
PEF Code Section 5601.3(d)(1) provides that an agent shall not be required to disclose receipts…
Former Caretaker Convicted of Ripping Off Elderly Woman
The Springfield, Illinois State Journal-Register reports:
"Sandra Gayle, 65, of Springfield was convicted of financial exploitation of the elderly and financial exploitation of a person with a disability. A Sangamon County jury deliberated a little more than an hour Friday before returning the verdict.
Prosecutors introduced testimony over the course of the four-day trial to…
Probate Predators: Some fairy tales hit too close to home
Thank you to Stephan Worrall for sharing this Non Sequitor cartoon:
Click here for the Estate lawyer’s version of Little Red Riding Hood.
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