It is very important to identify the right candidate when it comes to establishing a power of attorney, as we recently covered on our blog. Unfortunately, some people abuse the power they have and it is extremely important for power of attorney misconduct to be addressed right away. In Ocean County and other parts of New Jersey, this misconduct may take various forms and it can create many challenges for those whose rights are not respected. Whether you have set up a power of attorney for yourself or one of your loved ones or friends has a power of attorney, you should take action if you suspect abuse.
For starters, it is essential for those who trust an agent with power of attorney to ensure that records are carefully kept in order to identify any wrongdoing. If someone intentionally violates the rights of another through power of attorney, they should be held responsible for their actions. Sadly, even people who used to be close friends and family members have abused the authority they have in this regard. Sometimes, people do not notice any wrongdoing, while others may have a hard time accepting that their rights were not respected or speaking up even though wrongdoing has become evident.
Our law firm knows that these situations can be complex for many reasons, including from an emotional point of view. Browse through our site if you would like to read more on this area of law and other information related to power of attorney misconduct.