Although the details are hazy, it seems that John Potter, a 91-year-old WWII veteran, is on his daughter’s bad side over a family feud. As a result, his daughter and son-in-law have exercised power of attorney, replacing his name with theirs on the deed to his 54-year-old house — which he built himself with his wife — and have threatened to evict him.
And the award for Daughter of the Year goes to…
"I lie awake at night trying to figure out what in the world I could have done to these people to make them so angry at me," said John.
John’s daughter and son-in-law, Janis and Dean Cottrill, claim the family feud is over visitation rights for John’s “other child,” who has Autism.
Dean says, “For him to stay in that home, it is real simple. Leave Joe alone and stop the lawsuits.” We assume Joe is the “other child,” but we have no idea what these “lawsuits” refer to. Sounds like a bit heavier stuff than just visitation rights.
We are inclined to feel badly for old John, and we hope he gets to live the rest of his years in his house, but if his daughter has power of attorney, the ball seems to be legally in her court.