Barberton, OH asked in Probate for Ohio

Q: Grandpa passed his wife is in control of everything but is in nursing home does her poa make all decisions for him

They have a will together. He just passed January 17 2021 with her being in nursing home we need her approval for everything. Her poa lives in Texas and flew in for a couple days. His (grandpa) daughters have been with him everyday. My question is does her poa have control of his matters

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Aaron Epling
Aaron Epling
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Hilliard, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Her POA certainly does not have authority over Grandpa's estate. But, her POA would have control over anything that Grandpa left his wife. Grandpa's will may nominate an executor and the executor can handle his estate; or his next of kin if no will. You may need to speak to a probate lawyer.

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