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Power of attorney did not authorize gifts (access required)

Where a durable power of attorney authorized a mother to sell and convey her son’s personal and real property, this did not include the power to make gifts. The circuit court erred by ruling that the mother validly gifted most her son’s property to others shortly after his nursing-home marriage to a caregiver and after learning ...