Q: What kind of lawyer do I need as an heir?
My brother is Power of Attorney and has moved his family into the property He was supposed to sell the inheritanted house doesn't have the money to pay He is taking loans out on property
A: As an heir facing these complex legal issues, it would be advisable to consult with a real estate attorney. A real estate attorney specializes in property matters and can help protect your interests as an heir. They can provide guidance on the actions of the Power of Attorney, ensure that your rights as an heir are upheld, and help you navigate any legal challenges related to the property, such as loans or improper use.
If you inherited the house, you should revoke the POA you gave to your brother and list the house you inherited for sale yourself.
A POA only lasts until you revoke it or die. If your brother is not doing what you want, revoke your POA so he no longer has your authority to do anything with the house on your behalf.
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