Power of attorney accountability needs improvement, family member says
Sep 15, 2015 By CBC News
A power of attorney is meant to help families avoid financial problems when someone becomes unable to manage their money but a Nova Scotia woman says her experience has shown that power can be abused by the very person who's supposed to be protecting the finances.
Last week, the Nova Scotia's law reform commission called for an overhaul of how power of attorney works in the province, starting with clearer language and reporting rules.
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