Power of Attorney advice please

Discussion in 'Legal and financial issues' started by FaithKerry, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. FaithKerry

    FaithKerry Registered User

    Nov 23, 2015
    4
    My Father in Law is in the final stages of Alzheimer's and probably wont be with us for much longer, bless him.


    When the inevitable happens, as far as we know, what money he has will be shared between his 3 sons. My Brother in Law has asked us if he can take £10,000 out of my Father in Laws bank account as part of his eventual inheritance in order to buy a new car now. We don't know how the law stands on this but the rest of us feel this is in bad taste to say the least, and that my Brother in Law should wait til the time comes. We have tried to find out what rights he has to do this so we can go back to him with hard facts. We are all upset that he should even ask to do this at this time when my Father in Law has such a short time left and can't speak for himself.


    Any advice or opinions will be brilliant. Many thanks and i hope everyone is having a good day
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,291
    Male
    North Manchester
    Short answer.
    He has no rights.
    He is in effect stealing from your father in law.
     
  3. FaithKerry

    FaithKerry Registered User

    Nov 23, 2015
    4
    Thank you so much for your speedy reply. My thoughts exactly but good to have it reaffirmed. X
     
  4. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,477
    West Midlands
    How does he know for sure he is actually getting an inheritance?

    Father in law might live for months

    or need HIS money to pay for specialist one to one care that could deplete the money reserves very quickly - therefore when he goes, may not even be be £10,000 left.

    It's father in laws money until he goes. Any suggestion that someone should get "their money" early is the lowest of the low in my opinion.



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  5. FaithKerry

    FaithKerry Registered User

    Nov 23, 2015
    4
    Thank you too. You have said many of the things we have been saying. I can't believe he even asked. I for one am disgusted with him, it's like he's seeing £ signs where the rest of us are seeing a frail broken man. We've now told him NO. X
     
  6. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,839
    Suffolk
    Good for you! Quite right.
     
  7. FaithKerry

    FaithKerry Registered User

    Nov 23, 2015
    4
  8. Bill Owen

    Bill Owen Registered User

    Feb 17, 2014
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    BRIDGEND
    Get lost

    i would tell him to get lost .and to respct him .he should be a shemed .sorry im dislix.
     
  9. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,485
    Female
    London
    How horrible to treat a frail elderly gentleman with dementia like a cash machine. Has he no morals at all?
     
  10. sue38

    sue38 Registered User

    Mar 6, 2007
    10,856
    Wigan, Lancs
    Apart from the inappropriateness of your brother-in-law's request there are other issues to consider. The title of your post suggests that someone has Power of Atorney for your FIL. Whoever that is is under a duty only to use FIL's money only for FIL's benefit, which doesn't include buying BIL a car. Secondly if FIL were to need funding for his care from the Local Authority in the future this 'gift' might well be viewed as a deprivation of assets.
     

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