Some people set up a power of attorney so that someone can take over their important financial or health care decisions in the event they become incapacitated and cannot make crucial life decisions any longer. Unfortunately, there are some POAs who abuse their powers. In such a case, another party, such as a relative of the person who set up the POA originally, may seek to have a New Jersey court remove the POA.
Per FindLaw, there are a number of ways a POA can act maliciously. The person who set up the POA is known as the principal, and the POA, as the principal’s agent, is supposed to handle the needs of the principal. However, a hostile POA might instead neglect the principal and use the principal’s assets for self enrichment. Other offenses include not managing the principal’s assets properly, perhaps losing or destroying some assets.