My husband has just been named POA for my mother, who is blind and has just been moved into a nursing home. She has $14,000 in unsecured debt (credit cards and loans), plus a house and car, both of which are worth less than she owes on them. The car has just been repossessed. She made very poor financial decisions after my father died, but I also feel she was very much preyed upon by all these people.
My question is: can he (we) be sued for financial decisions he makes on her behalf? He is considering letting the house go into foreclosure, since she can't pay for nursing home care and the house both. He is dealing with creditors, mainly unsuccessfully, and we are currently checking into bankruptcy as an option for her.
My main concerns are: can creditors sue HIM for not paying her bills? Can they garnish Social Security and a disability retirement? State of record is Washington.