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of Attorney - 2007-R-0372
You asked (1) whether there is any state oversight of people granted
durable power of attorney and (2) what sanctions might apply if a person
granted this power took advantage of the grantor, for example by
misappropriating his property.
Attorney - Revocative - 2005-R-0669
You asked how a person might revoke a power of attorney? Our office
is not authorized to give legal opinions and this report should not be
Joint Power of Attorney - 2002-R-0758
You asked if someone gives a power of attorney to two people in the
same document, do both have to sign a deed on the principal's behalf.
Power of Attorney - Mental Capacity - 2002-R-0094
You asked about the mental capacity requirements for someone who wishes
to execute a power of attorney.
Connecticut Estates Practice: Incapacity, Powers of Attorney and Adoption in
Connecticut, 2nd edition, by Ralph H. Folsom & Gayle B. Wilhelm
Connecticut Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts Library, by Robert F.
Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives, by Michael L. M.
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Connecticut Appellate Court:
Kindred Nursing Centers East, LLC v.
Morin, 125 Conn. App. 165, 7 A. 3d 919 (2010). ("Under
our common law, a power of attorney creates a formal contract of agency
between the grantor and his attorney in fact. Long v. Schull,
184 Conn. 252, 256, 439 A.2d 975 (1981). Under our statutory law, this
agency relationship encompasses a variety of transactions that the grantor
presumptively has authorized his attorney in fact to undertake on his
behalf. General Statutes Sec. 1-42 et seq. The central issue in this case is
whether, pursuant to these established legal principles, a person to whom a
resident of a nursing home has given a power of attorney has a duty to
assist the nursing home in securing the continuation of the resident's
eligibility for medicaid financing.")