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Offline G. London

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Re: A sleuthing question I need help with
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2014, 11:44:24 AM »
Do you have a family lawyer that's been in practice for a long time? Most people do. If so, call that person and ask how this situation would be handled.

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Re: A sleuthing question I need help with
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2014, 12:45:29 PM »
Do you have a family lawyer that's been in practice for a long time? Most people do. If so, call that person and ask how this situation would be handled.

The research for my thriller is ongoing, including interviewing Scotland Yard to insure I get things right. If a question arises I call/e-mail my assigned contact.

If it's important and you really believe your book can sell (If that is indeed what you're after) then it's worth the effort.

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Re: A sleuthing question I need help with
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2014, 02:53:57 PM »
I'm still concerned about the power of attorney thing. Grans bank would be sending out statements to the executor surely.  :-\ Even if they aren't the home will want payment.

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Re: A sleuthing question I need help with
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2014, 09:35:12 PM »
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I'm still concerned about the power of attorney thing. Grans bank would be sending out statements to the executor surely.   :-\ Even if they aren't the home will want payment.

If Granny was declared incapable of handling her own affairs, the court-appointed executor would have de facto power of attorney and be responsible for reporting all of his actions on Granny's behalf to the court for oversight.

If this takes place in the U.S., the court would likely put Granny in a state institution funded by taxpayers until the executor locates her family and new living arrangements can be found. In any event, Granny is unlikely to be billed for involuntary institutionalization.

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Re: A sleuthing question I need help with
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2014, 01:21:14 AM »
What you are looking for is a process called "skip tracing". I used to work as a process server and that's how lawyers find people.