Augusta, GA asked in Elder Law and Estate Planning for Georgia

Q: POA sold home that was willed to my husband, two months before owner passed? who gets the money from the sale?

My husband was willed this mothers home. The POA decided to sell the home (so the money could be used to take care of the owner) and the owner passed less than two months later. Who should received the money from the selling of the home? The owner passed away in SC, but the property is in GA.

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Robert W. Hughes Jr.
Robert W. Hughes Jr.
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If the power of attorney was properly using the POA, then the money derived from the sale of the home will pass in accordance with the Will or the laws of intestacy. The money does not flow to the person who was left the home in the will.

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