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My sister & i cleared out our parents home to have public sale of furnishings.My sister has POA. I want to see the prices gotten. May I see?


I've asked her for a copy, but she ignores me. IS SHE OBLIGATED TO SHOW ME as I am a daughter too? I know my parents would want me to see, too. They always kept us equal.

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I'm kinda on the other side of this. I am my Mom's POA, but for a good reason, if you get what I mean. But, that being said, I would never keep anything from my sister, despite all the turmoil with her, and the things that have transpired in the past. If your sister doesn't provide you the information? I'd be really curious as to why that is.
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No, she isn’t obligated to tell you anything. She’s not legally required to share any information with you either. That said, she shouldn’t have a problem being transparent unless she’s hiding something.
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I'm assuming one or both of your parents are still alive? Legally, she probably doesn't have to share the information with you but I would hope she would. As my mom's POA, I gave quarterly updates to my brothers and sister on how mom's assets were being used and the care given. If you feel she is NOT using the money for their care, you can have APS investigate.
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If your parents didn't choose to tell you about their financial situation when they were 'able' they probably had a reason for this dynamic to continue.

You can certainly ask them, but the mere fact that POA has taken over makes one pause for thought--they don't want you to know, for whatever reason. Also, they may not themselves be completely aware of the nickles and dimes of their own situation. Often we make this very personal and the truth is, maybe they just feel like it would be overwhelming to you.

If you think Sister is being covert or untrustworthy, then that's another story.
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The POA is not the town cryer. It is not your sister's job to divulge to you, or anyone else for that matter, your parents' personal information.
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Would your parents have shared this information with you had they been handling the sale themselves?

And if it's not a rude question, is it actually any of your business? Why do you want to know?
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It is my business, she merely has POA. I helped get the home furnishings ready for sale. I know what the home itself sold for, just not the furnishings. She just ignores me. My parents do want me to know. They are 92 and 96, and too old to get involved. IS SHE LEGALLY OBLIGATED to share this info. My parents would expect her to show me, they never played us against each other. This is her strutting her POA ! Again, is she legally obligated to show me?
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Like said, the sale of the house is public record. Just put their address in Realtor.com. All that info will come up.

Are ur parents still "with it". Then ask them. As POA she has to tell them what is going on. If not "with it", then as POA she does not have to reveal anything. You could ask for an accounting if you feel parents money is not being used for them. But u may need a lawyer for that.
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Yes. She’s not required to disclose the information to you. The sale of the home is public record though, you can easily obtain that information online-Zillow.com will have the price and tax history. But as far as what the contents were sold for, she doesn’t have to disclose that info to you, but I don’t see why she wouldn’t.
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