Center Sandwich, NH asked in Estate Planning for Florida

Q: Poa question

My mother has a durable poa from my father. My father has had a stroke but is not fully incapacitated. My mother needs me to take over many of the tasks. Since my mother has poa from my father could she, as his representative, sign a poa in his place given me poa for my father?

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No.

Your mother cannot lawfully transfer her POA or give you a new POA over your father.

At best, she can hire you to perform some of the tasks that she is supposed to perform.

Marc J. Soss
Marc J. Soss
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Sarasota, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Depending upon the verbiage contained within your father's POA, she may be able to appoint you as her agent/representative to handle certain matters on her behalf. However, she cannot sign a POA over to you.

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