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with power of attorney ..declare bankruptcy?

i am the power of attorney for my mother. Currently, she is depressed and suffers from a history of other medical problems. She is on heavy medication, and currently her doctor has suggested she take a year off work. She is self-employed and we are not sure if her insurance company will consider her ailments as a “disability” and pay out the monthly benefit. If they do not pay she will have no choice but to declare bankruptcy as she has no income. Am i able to attend all sessions with the trustee? Do i play any role in verifying information as her memory/thinking is also affected with the medication?

One Response to “with power of attorney ..declare bankruptcy?”

Barton Goth, GCO Inc. Bankruptcy Trustees said...

By definition, by holding your mothers power of attorney, you should qualify as one eligible to file a bankruptcy on your mother’s behalf. As such it would be you who would be responsible to verify all information to the best of your knowledge on your mother’s behalf. I suggest you contact a licensed trustee and they will be able to advise you as to what you would actually be required to do.