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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for California on
Q: Can anyone submit a will for probate or do they have to be a family member of the person who died?
Konstantine A Demiris
Konstantine A Demiris answered on Nov 22, 2016

If the question is in CA, then the answer is anyone can petition the court. That said, the terms of the will control (assuming it is valid and no other will exists).

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for California on
Q: Is there a way to get Power of Attorney removed from someone?

My brother and I feel our sister who is the POA is spending way too much money on herself -- our Mother is in a care facility and has limited needs.

Konstantine A Demiris
Konstantine A Demiris answered on Nov 12, 2016

If a person is a power of attorney or "agent" of the principal in California, then they are limited to acting in accordance with California law and the four-corners of the power of attorney. A power of attorney, in most cases, is not allowed to spend money on his/herself and is only... Read more »

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