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

Q: I HAVE HAD A GENERAL POA SINCE APRIL 2002 FOR MY MOTHER THAT IS RECORDED IN FULTON COUNTY GEORGIA.

EARLY ONSET ALZHEIMERS AND DEMENTIA HAS BEEN CONFIRMED RECENTLY AND MY AUNT TOOK HER TO AN ATTORNEY AND DREW UP A WILL AND A POA TO SIGN BUT DID NOT HAVE IT RECORDED ONLY NOTORIZED . HOW DO I GET THESE THINGS RELINQUISHED?

ALSO, CAN I REMOVE HER AS EXECUTOR OF THE WILL BEFORE HER DEATH?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Kelli Y Allen
Kelli Y Allen
Answered
  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC

A: Usually when a new POA is written, previous POAs are revoked. If that is the case, your authority as agent under the 2002 document would no longer be valid.

Even if you are (or later become) agent, you have no authority to modify your mother's will. So no, you can not change the executor.

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