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.