If someone has Power of attorney, should it be kept secret or should it be made known?

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I have a friend who is trying to get her dads estate settled in Ireland,no land involved,just cash. It has been going on for a long time now.The lawyer is purposely trying to start conflict between her and her brother.The lawyer has used every tactic to drag it out.She claims this person that they have hired is trying to empty the account herself and leave them with a coupon.Shes fired that particular attorney,reported her[for what good that does]and is now on lawyer no. 2.Why is the legal system such a racket and who can you report it to in congress,considering 99.9 percent of politicians are also lawyers.
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Go online and look up the Better Business Bureau for your state.

Click on Check Out a Business or Charity.

Click on Type of Business.

Type in Attorney.

Press Enter.

Then select the kind of attorney you are looking for and press enter.

You can see if they are BBB accredited or not and if they have had any complaints brought against them in the past 36 months.

You can also file a complaint about a lawyer with the BBB.
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WHY IS FINDING A HONEST ATTORNEY LIKE FINDING A NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK.
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You should always reveal that fact/ There are too many legal repercussions if you don't. Whether it's medical or financial, it makes it easier on your loved one when life threatening decisions has to be made.
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lcs,Yes I am exhausted.Besides that land being my heart and home,I feel like a failure for not being smart enough and rich enough to hold on to it.I'm very disappointed in people in general.My dad did not almost lose his life in WW11 for lawyers to do this to us,This is not what he fought for.
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CROWE. You hit the nail pretty much on the head all but the part that this land is our home and have been in the family for several generations.My brothers are older and left after high school,didn't want any part of farming,so they have been gone for 40 something years.They would visit for 3 or 4 hours on the major holidays.They would come in eat and then leave.My dad never talked about them to folks unless he talked about them not coming around.The people they went to school with that was still alive knew of them other than that everyone just figured when you see a girl on a tractor in 10 degree weather or unloading 3000 lbs. of cowfood and taking care of the business that I was the only one.All of my lawyers under estimated them also.The lawyers even thought they sunk to a new form of low-lawyers will not challege there own. My brother is widely known from Memphis to Nashville and very politically active.The title of caregiver does not pull as much weight as attorney-prosecutor-district attorney.He is so use to everyone kissing his butt,he thought we should too,we didn't.A jobs a job everyone is important-a title means nothing to me,but that is not how other people see it. I feel like Davy Crocket at the Alamo waking for the final blow. I was told that the most common technique lawyers use to win is to wear you down financially-the court system allows this to happen.Are my brothers to blame or the legal system that lets it go on.Who would ever thought your own family would do this.I sat at the table with them at Thanksgiving-Traded presents at Xmas,gave them choclate covered strawberries at valentine-no I did not have a clue what was to come..
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Seems like a good idea, Crowemagnum.
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Littlesis,

I wonder with your dad having so many creditors and how much they are hasselsing you if as his POA you could find a non-profit credible debt reduction agency who can both help set you up on a payment plan and also tell those creditors to stop harassing you.
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POA has been an interesting duty for me. My lawyer said to be up front with my dad's creditors. One creditor calls me now 5-10 times a day and said it will get worse if "we" don't fork over some money. He said they will call me since dad won't talk to them. I told them I have only had dad for a month and am still sorting through bills his "girlfriend" did not pay since last year. I really don't know all of the financial workings of his life yet. They did not care. They are using my POA as a means to harass me. Good luck. It is a puzzle.
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Tennessee, I didn't realize you had been in this fight for so long. I can understand that you are now exhausted (in more ways than one). I think Crowemagnum has summed up things very well. Somehow you have to get on with your life and not let the actions of your brother steal IT away from you. He has taken enough already and in the end, he will have to face what he has done and NO amount of money or trickery will save him. Make a good life for yourself - I'm sure that's what your dad would have wanted. May the Force be with you.
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