A Guide to Wills, Estate, Trust and Guardianship Litigation

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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.