I have two questions -
1. Can a POA/heir (non family member - not impo, I know) pay min. amount on bills for possibly terminal person, thereby maintaining a high bank account/inheritance? (Of course, I guess racking up eventual payments due?)
2. On the other hand, if the POA/heir gets to the point where the person is in debt and there are no assets to pay "from" - could that person be held liable in any way?
I know that children inherit no debt, but have to pay out whatever they can from any inheritance IF there IS any. In this case - not a family member, POA, no assets.
Again, premature questions, however, my Mom's POA is NOT keeping records, is suddenly paying min. amounts on all her bills (she's never done that before so bank balance is high - no, she's lucid, trusts him completely, etc.).
I don't know at what point I, daughter, could step in and question his actions as her POA. I don't want to damage the GREAT relationship with my Mom right now.
She HAD enough money to pay bills before - just not enough to give him. Now, I have no idea what's going on.
(She told me he was paying min. amount….. He and I don't talk).