I am healthcare POA and my brother is financial POA for our 90 yr. old mother who is currently in skilled nursing/rehab. My brother and I are also each others back-up POA. I no longer want the job because I have two other siblings (sisters) who are very combative and are making my life and my immediate family's lives miserable.
If I "step down" from being POA and my brother is unwilling to do it because he lives hours away, then will a Guardian automatically be appointed for my mother?
Also, how do I go about relinquishing my responsibilities as Health care POA. Who do I tell? Do I have to sign legal documents saying I don't want to do it anymore?
If my two sisters were willing to step up and be the health care and financial POA's, then maybe we could have new POA forms drawn up by an attorney and they could make all the decisions, but my mother has some dementia and I don't know if it would if new documents would be legal since she is not "totally" of sound mind.
I don't know what to do and any advice would be very much appreciated.