Can a power of attorney file bankruptcy on behalf of the debtor(s)? by West Bend, WI Bankruptcy Lawyer
A power of attorney document allows an agent to carry out transactions for their loved one. These transactions may include banking matters, the filing of taxes, and borrowing money or collecting debts. As a power of attorney, you may file bankruptcy on behalf of the debtor IF the power of attorney form expressly provides for it. In other words, the power of attorney document must give you specific authority to file for bankruptcy on behalf of the debtor(s). It is best to hire an experienced bankruptcy attorney to determine if this requirement has been met.
In addition, as power of attorney, you may attend the 341-meeting of creditors on behalf of the debtor. This means your loved one will not be forced to attend the meeting, and answer the Trustee’s questions. You can take care of this for them.
If you have questions regarding filing bankruptcy to protect your loved one’s assets while eliminating their debts, please contact our office for a consultation. www.mywiattorney.com
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