Mom.had surgery recently and won't be able to return home. I am her DPOA and main caregiver,.and she has asked me to get house ready for sale...there are walls that need attention, some gutters replaced, kitchen faucet leaks and some windows are totally stuck and on and on. One realtor said, spend about $10k fixing up, and not any more. Another said if we tried to sell "as-is" it would only attract low-ball offers. So, mom has said to go ahead and work within the approx 10k fix-up budget. The problem is she doesn't have that much in her checking account. Am legally OK with extracting the monies from her Trust investments (non-IRA)? A friend said I should set up a totally separate account, in the Trust name, because once the house sells, I have to have a place to deposit it. I cannot put proceeds from house into her checking account since we are Joint Owners (she want me to inherit anything left over in that very small acct). The house is titled in Trust and after she dies (and all the nursing home bills ) if anything is left over the 5 sibs get what is left. So I just want it all to proceed without the sibs feeling like I wasted money getting it sold.