If my mom lets her house be foreclosed and leaves the country, can I get in trouble?
February 25, 2010 3:49 PM Subscribe
If my mom puts her money in my bank account, lets her house be foreclosed and leaves the country, can I get in trouble?
posted by anonymous to law & government (33 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My mom has decided she wants to leave the states and move to europe permanently (she has both US and UK citizenship). Her house has been up for sale for a while but there's no sign of any takers. Being somewhat impulsive, she decided to pick a date and leave, whether her house sold or not.
So now that the date is almost here, she wants me to open a checking account in my name. Then she will write me a check for a bunch of money, I'll give her my debit card and she'll use that in foreign ATMs until she can manage to open a foreign account, which apparently takes a while. Plus she's not sure where she'll be settling.
She doesn't want to consider other options and she's stressed out, so I don't feel like I have much of a choice if I want to keep up good relations. My question is: what kind of trouble can I get into for doing this, if any? Could my credit get hurt or something like that?