A Guide to Wills, Estate, Trust and Guardianship Litigation
III. Actions for Abuse of Powers of Attorney
A power of attorney often grants broad authority to another party (called an agent) to make decisions on a person’s behalf. North Carolina has strict rules governing powers of attorney. If there is an abuse of the powers granted under a power of attorney then the wrongdoer can be held personally liable for any damages caused by the wrongful acts.