If I used an “unlimited” power of attorney to sign a quit claim deed, and the person later disputes it, what are my options?

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If I used an “unlimited” power of attorney to sign a quit claim deed, and the person later disputes it, what are my options?

About a year or so ago, my aunt signed “unlimited” power of attorney to me because she was sick and near dying in the hospital. With the power of attorney she gave me I signed a quit claim deed on her behalf to myself (which was her wish) . I just got a summons to court saying that I have to reply within 20 days or it will default to her. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked on August 6, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Please seek legal help from ana ttorney in your area who can read the court documents filed against you.  She is obviously moving to set aside the transfer as fraudulent or a breach of your fiduciary duty or both.  You could get in to big trouble with all of this so please seek help. You need to respond to the documents in court. Good luck. 


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