I Hope My Dad Dies in His Sleep

Power of attorney

Akhmal, a lab technician in his mid-50s, told me that his elderly father gave him power of attorney for all his medical and financial affairs. He put his father’s bank accounts, credit cards, and car title in both their names. Akhmal can now more efficiently manage his father’s important matters, particularly if his father is unable.

But his older twin sisters Sabiyah and Fatimah thought that Akhmal had tricked their father into this arrangement so Akhmal could take advantage of poor Dad. The daughters passionately expressed their concerns and convinced their father to invalidate Akhmal’s power of attorney.

How did the sisters manage to get him to change his mind?

Fear.

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