Should I have conferred with an attorney before designating a Power of Attorney?
I was against being sent to a nursing home after leaving the hospital, and I was told I was only coming here for physical rehabilitation of a few weeks. It has now been 10 months, my money was all "spent" down (my life savings and assets) by my POA, and now I am "stuck" here. Do I have any legal recourse for the decisions my POA made on my behalf (most of them without my consent or knowledge). I should have been consulted with BEFORE any of these decisions were made, but I was NOT consulted and have full faculties. I am at my wits end trying to go back to work, but among the deterrants, my expensive car was sold, my apartment was reliquished, my alimoney and 401K savings and personal savings and checking accounts were depleted. I was denied the right to help in the decision making. Do I have any legal recourse? This is a difficult question as my POA(s) are family members. If I have legal recourse, can you help to recommend someone who can take this case without the fee (unless I win)? I have tried legal services (free service) and I am told I would lose the case.