Q: If someone had given me power of attorney of his estates and money and then he passed how do I claim what he left?
My sister was seeing a man for a few yrs that was older than her. He had no family and wasn't married and wanted to leave everything to her. He had several homes and was very wealthy. About 2 yrs ago he drew up a power of attorney leaving everything to her and had it notarized with 2 witnesses. He passed about a month ago. How does she go about acquiring those things?
A: A power of attorney by itself does not transfer anything to anyone, and it expires at death. Unless there are additional or different facts the estate needs to be probated and will pass to the man’s intestate heirs.
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