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Q: My father is in nursing home and mother on hospice. My brother has POA over my dad only. Can my brother sale his home no

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: In Mississippi, a power of attorney grants certain powers and responsibilities to the person appointed as an agent. The specific authority granted in the power of attorney document will determine what actions your brother can take on your dad's behalf.

If your brother's power of attorney is limited to your dad's affairs and does not extend to your mom's affairs or assets, then he would not have the authority to sell your dad's home without your mom's consent or separate legal authority.

However, my advice is this: It's important to review the details of the power of attorney document to understand the extent of your brother's authority.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Review the power of attorney form to see what powers it grants, and if it excludes certain matters. There are different types of POAs. If you need help with the form, consider paying for a brief legal consult with a Mississippi attorney. Good luck

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