Detroit, MI asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Elder Law for Michigan

Q: Who would I speak to in re: to not being able to cash a check that is in me & my dads name and Im POA?

My dad is currently in the hospital, unfortunately looking at hospice, sold his home, I'm POA in Fact and neither bank that he previously had accounts with wont allow me to cash/deposit them and both our names are on the check. I'm also being prevented from opening an account and cashing it as well. The lawyer/person that assisted with selling the house is now calling saying that they cant keep the check in escrow or it will be turned over to the state but I've done all that I thought that I should and I'm stuck at this point.

1 Lawyer Answer
Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Fowlerville, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You have a written PoA that the banks won’t honor?

Without SEEING the documents it is impossible to provide useful advice. Who drafted the PoA? That would be the best attorney to approach but ANY estate planning attorney in your area can help — IF you provide them a copy of the documents.

Get an appointment with a licensed attorney ASAP.

Brent T. Geers and Trent Harris agree with this answer

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