Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Managing someone else's money, help for the general public

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a series of short publications written for the uninitiated who have to serve as a fiduciary for another person's property.  Attorneys might consider referring people to these as a way to offer some simple information to those thrust into a role for which they are unprepared.
The publication on Power of Attorney gives easy to read definitions and general guidelines for those newly appointed.
In Help for Trustees under a Revocable Living Trust, the guide gives simple guidelines with appropriate advice on when to consult a professional.  As in all the guides, it includes a list of places to contact for more help.
In the third publication, Help for Representative Payees and VA Fiduciaries, they explain the role of these special fiduciaries.
For help with living wills and durable powers of attorney, see our page here.
For the court web site for guardianship, look here.
For forms for guardianship and conservatorship, look here.