Misuses of Power of Attorney
This case involved land in Montague County and the misuse of a power of attorney. A father granted one of his sons a power of attorney to help him manage his business affairs.
Without telling his father, the son used the power of attorney to transfer the land to other family members. The father hired attorney Michael Young to file a lawsuit for breach of fiduciary duty.
Michael Young took a number of depositions and obtained affidavits to support that the client’s son had misused the power of attorney. The case was ultimately resolved to client’s satisfaction in a manner that preserved the land and supported his long term plans for the property.