My father is almost 82 and in poor health. He was recently admitted to the hospital for the 3rd time after falling and suffering cognitive impairment (diagnosis right now is cerebral atrophy, mini strokes, etc.). He hasn't been "right" for a while.
About 6 months ago, he moved in with his on-and-off-again girlfriend of many years. He had a trust written out 10 years ago that divided his estate (which is 5 million+) among his three kids and a previous girlfriend. When he moved in with the new women, the trust documents were moved to a new attorney and amended to replace the previous girlfriend with the current (so she gets 25%). It was unclear why my father used a different attorney than he normally did.
Two weeks ago, the girlfriend made a surprise announcement that she was marrying my father. This seemed odd, as he proclaimed for decades he would never marry again.
When my father went to the hospital a few days ago, my sister had to use medical POA and financial POA to get things under control. When we spoke to the trust attorney, he told us there were limits to what he could "say" because he was also the attorney for the girlfriend. This came as a surprise.
Is there a conflict of interest here? A problem? A conspiracy?