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Power-of-Attorney? - izell - 10-02-2009 05:11 PM
Situation has gotten to point where mother want this. Told my att. about it,attitude quickly change. Told me about previous cases where family or friends got P-o-A and things became ugly. Didn't say whether it was for ins.co. or for IW. Has anyone had to do an P-o-A? Do you think that this is an right move(according to your experience)? There are two types[ general and specific ]. Any comment is welcome. Please respond.
RE: Power-of-Attorney? - capricorn - 10-03-2009 09:53 AM
Hi Izell....I think one of the questions is how do you feel about this?
I have never had to have a POA but have been one to others. Is it absolutely necessary? Why? I don't understand why your attorney feels this is a problem other than sometimes when mental illness comes into play with a WC claim and the mental illness is not work related the IW starts to become non-credible. Just my opinion. I said a prayer for you before I typed this and pray that all works out for the best for YOU.
RE: Power-of-Attorney? - Still in Limbo - 10-03-2009 10:32 AM
Does Your Mother want POA Over You? And if so, what is the Reason? My Wife has a Durable Full POA with No Expiration Date by My Request, because of any Emergency Surgeries that May Occur with My Injuries, and the Meds. I take. I Trust Her 125%, and My Brother-in-Law is an Attorney and did the Paper Work for Me. I just wanted Her to be able to Make Decisions, be able to get at Our Checking Account without a Problem, be able to Speak My Wishes should My Condition become Life Threatening, and be able to Receive and Cash My W/C TTD Checks, and be able to Speak to Social Security if I'm not able to. So there are Good Reasons to have One, and also I have Seen Many POA's Abused by the Person Holding Them. If Your Attorney is Very Much Against this, there must be a Reason They Feel that Way! More Info. would Help a Lot!!
RE: Power-of-Attorney? - izell - 10-05-2009 11:05 AM
I don't believe there is any particular reason. First, she pays all my expenses(rent,cable,phone,lights,car insurance,meds,and food when food stamps runs out.) Secondly, she sees how this ordeal has taken toll on my life(denial of medical and indemity), not able to do things that I was able to do before. Thirdly, the nature of W/C in the state of Louisiana. Fourthly, she believe I am given the run-a-round by ins.co. lawyer. And lastly, she is my mother. I trust her with my life. My deposition today would be the same as day one.
RE: Power-of-Attorney? - Still in Limbo - 10-05-2009 11:18 AM
It seems You Answered Your own Question with Your Last Post, without even Realizing it! Your Attorney May not want it Done so He doesn't have to Deal with 2 People on Your Case, You May want to Ask Him Why He's so against it, but if You Trust Your Mom, then I See no Reason for any Concern on Your Part of Her having POA! Best of Luck!!
RE: Power-of-Attorney? - capricorn - 10-05-2009 11:26 AM
I agree, Izell. I would sign the papers for your mom to be your POA immediately. Your attorney really would only have to deal with your mom in that case. I am with Limbo on this one. I would have to ask why he is so against it. If it's your credibility that can be dealt with. Keep us posted.