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Q: my mother has no living will. can one of my siblings sell the home and inherite the money without recourse.

younger brother lives with mom and she's incapacitated. he's seeking a power of attorney to make all financial decisions on her behalf and possibly sell the dwelling.

Erica A. R. Redmond
Erica A. R. Redmond answered on May 4, 2021

If she is incapacitated then she cannot sign a power of attorney for decisions. A living will does not pertain to assets or disposition of property, only to what happens to your person in certain medical situations while living. Even if your brother were to be the power of attorney for your... Read more »

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Q: my mother is in the hospital incapacitated. she does not have a will. we're five siblings. we need a power of attorney

mom is physically unable but has retained some cognitive responses. she's unable to speak, only nods her head. we need help from willing attorney to come to the hospital in Germantown.

Erica A. R. Redmond
Erica A. R. Redmond answered on May 4, 2021

If she able to write her wishes, a skilled attorney will be able to know if she has the required understanding to be able to sign a power of attorney and/or advanced directive. She would need to make those choices as to who she wanted to be her agent though and I would recommend that she meet... Read more »

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