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Q: Why would I appoint my aunt to administer my father's estate?
Cheryl David
Cheryl David answered on Aug 25, 2011

If a will doesn't exist when someone dies the estate goes through an administration. During this process the court appoints someone to administer the estate. Usually a child of decedent would have priority over a sister in administering an estate, but without knowing more, there may be countless... Read more »

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Q: My step mother died recently with no will I was the POA during her illness a house and debt was left by her.what do i do
Cheryl David
Cheryl David answered on Aug 25, 2011

Once someone passes their Power of Attorney is no longer valid. It is now up to the personal representative named in your step mother's will to take over the probate of the estate through court. During that process the bills will be paid and the house will pass to the legal heirs.

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