Bixby, OK asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma

Q: My mother is living in assisted living and has appointed me as POA. It is durable general poa. Can I sell her home?

The poa under Powers of Attorney in Fact. states my power " exercise...control & powers with respect to all of my property"

To sell, mortgage, or lease any and all real estate and interests in oil gas or other minerals, wheresoever situated, owned by me, and to collect, demand & receive rents, income, profit, bonuses, delay rentals, oil and gas runs, oil payments & overriding royalty payments derived therefrom, & to exercise, in all respects, general control & supervision over any real estate or interests in oil, gas or other minerals belonging to me"

Does this section only refer to real estate that pertains to oil and gas real estate or is her home included in that?

She hasn't become mentally incapacitated but she will never be able to return home. Need to know if I can sell her home to be able to pay for her care if needed.

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Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo

A: From what is stated, it appears that you have the authority to sell real estate.

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