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Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Founder Victoria Collier Says Your POA May Not Be Valid
By: The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm
DECATUR, GA, February 6, 2020: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm's website entitled "The Difficulty Of Making Changes To Accounts At Banks And Other Financial Institutions." Ms. Collier calls into question the validity of legal POA documents filed in years past.
Collier writes, "I bring this topic to your attention for a multitude of reasons. First and foremost, banks and other financial institutions like brokerage houses have specific forms, processes and policies in place that make it difficult even for an experienced attorney like me to deal with let alone a person who has no experience dealing with these institutions."
"You may wonder what was so difficult and why," writes Collier. She continues adding, "I'm sure the difficulties are in place to protect the institution against becoming the victims of fraud. So what they do is initiate their own policies regardless of what the actual state and/or federal laws are."
She goes on to say that, "The financial institutions require their own forms in addition to what they call an "outside" Power of Attorney. Or they require a Doctor's statement saying the person for whom the POA is acting is not competent. In the specific case I was working on my client wasn't incompetent but was at the time in ICU, so was not accessible."
The entire article can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/
About Victoria Collier
Victoria is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through The National Elder Law Foundation and has been named as the only attorney in Georgia as "Fellow" of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 - 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013.
About The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm
The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government.