Interference With Inheritance: What To Do When Someone Is Stealing Your Inheritance


   We’ve all heard the horror stories: someone suspects a brother, sister, or some other relative or person is stealing assets from an older relative which, indirectly, may mean someone’s inheritance is being stolen or taken as well.  While the story varies a little, it typically goes something like this: Our Cedar Rapids personal injury law firm gets a call from a brother, sister, niece, nephew, or some other relative—or even a non-relative—who states that their brother or sister or some other person has become an “attorney in fact” or “agent” under a Power of Attorney (POA) for the purpose of “taking care of the affairs” of a parent, grandparent, or some other person.  The caller has been ignoring the fact that it seems, little by little, that the agent under the POA is taking advantage of the situation, and [...]