It is always troublesome when an individual bankruptcy petition is filed by power of attorney. It may be less of a concern in a chapter 7 case when the debtor is in the military, incarcerated, or temporarily disabled. More worrisome is the incompetent or advanced aged debtor who has been placed in a chapter 13 by someone holding a power of attorney (POA). What sort of inquiry is necessary and proper in those cases?See generally Keith M. Lundin, Lundin on Chapter 13, Section 10.9 “Petitions on Behalf of Others: Incompetents, Next Friends, Powers of Attorney, and the . . .
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