I found out about her actions 7 yrs later. Do we have any say in what happens now, specifically sales of real estate and what appears in her will?

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Seven years ago you mother (is that who this is about?) signed a document in front of a notary saying she wanted the sibling to to have durable POA authority. There was no requirement that Mom or the newly appointed POA inform other family members.

If Mom is still competent (in the legal sense) she can make any changes she wants. She could change the POA to you, for instance. If she doesn't make changes (or can't because she is incompetent) the current document is still valid.

The POA is legally obligated to act in Mom's best interests. For example, selling the real estate at market value and using the funds for Mom's care might be in her best interests. Buying the property or selling it to a family member or anyone else at well below market value would be a violation of the fiduciary responsibility of the POA.

Whether or not Mom can change her will at this point in her dementia is a legal question. Do you have any evidence that she wants to do that?

The best way to have a say in what happens now, is to work with the POA sibling, in your mother's best interest.

If you believe the POA has behaved fraudulently or against Mom's best interests, you do have some legal recourse. But it doesn't change the fact that financial decisions must be made in your mother's best interest.

Is this the kind of thing you wanted to know?
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