How to Ensure Relatives Don't Rip You Off

This article from the Wall Street Journal illustrates well the potential danger of abused trust and authority through an improper utilization of a Power of Attorney. While the event occurred a few years ago in a distant place and with people whose circumstances may seem far removed from those of ours, I have seen similar abuse here in South Carolina. I encourage the reading of this article as doing so can assist clients in their decision making process as well as increase their level of preparation for the estate planning process.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119621444421006085.html