‘It broke me’: Everyone says you need power of attorney, but nobody tells you how hard it is to use


When I went to the bank to execute my mother’s durable power of attorney during her recent hospital stay, the manager peered at me through the glass partition at the front desk and shook his head no. He didn’t even look at the sheaf of properly signed and notarized papers I held up pleadingly. He just said, “Sorry, if your mother isn’t able to come in herself to take care of…

This story appeared on marketwatch.com, 2023-03-18.
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