By Andrea Jo (“A.J.”) Schweitzer

Question: My dad is getting older and is having trouble managing his finances. Years ago he signed a power of attorney document naming me as his agent, so I could help him with these types of things. Not ever having done this before, what do I need to know about fiduciary duty?

A.J. Schweitzer

A.J. SCHWEITZER

A.J. Schweitzer can be reached at andrea.schweitzer@mclane.com.

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