Robert Welcenbach Speaks About Wisconsin’s Power of Attorney Law

Robert Welcenbach was invited to speak recently at the Waukesha County Bar Association Estate Planning Section. He was asked to speak on Wisconsin’s Power of Attorney law, which is contained in Chapter 244. Mr. Welcenbach discussed the overall provisions of the act, the powers and duties contained in the Power of Attorney document and common breaches by agents under Power of Attorney.

These include theft, mismanagement, unauthorized gifting and other acts of self-dealing. Mr. Welcenbach discussed some of the potential remedies including some standard remedies and some out-of-the-box remedies, such as actions for common law fraud, conversion, punitive damages and tortious interference with inheritance.

The misuse and mismanagement of Powers of Attorney is a common problem that is growing each day with the number of Americans that are aging. If you have any questions about the mismanagement, theft or other potential abuses by an agent under Power of Attorney, please feel free to contact Welcenbach Law Offices, S.C.

Author Bio

Robert J. Welcenbach Robert Welcenbach is an Owner and Partner at Welcenbach Injury Law, a family-owned personal injury law firm in Milwaukee, WI. With more than 24 years of experience practicing law, he seeks justice for clients in a wide range of legal areas, including car accidents, class actions, dog bites, nursing home abuse, and other personal injury matters.

Robert received his Juris Doctor from the Marquette University Law School and is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He has received numerous accolades for his work, including being nominated and selected as a Milwaukee Personal Injury and Class Action Super Lawyer every year since 2008.

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