My question involves a power of attorney in the state of: North Dakota
My brother is POA (for 15 year) of my father who is not all there mentally in just the last couple years but has not been declared incompetent.
Dad never handled his finances, my mom did. When Mom died my Father gave my brother
POA. Over the last year I have bank records that shows my brother has been using my
fathers income for himself and has emptied all the savings accounts, CD;s, sold property, etc.
He now refuses to talk to us and Dad says he is intimidated by my brother but fears him and
would never say anything against him. He says he doesn't know what is going on when we point things
out. Dad now has no money left (he had hundreds of thousands). His government pension, nursing home and medical
insurance and SS pay his nursing home with some to spare every month. He had no expenses beyond a few groceries, misc
and clothing for years.
Does my brother have to tell us where the money is? Can he really just do what he wants?
Can he use the bank accounts for his own bills? Vacations? Everything?