My wife has dual Durable POA of their mother; POA was originated in February of 2011 in Florida. She has dementia and has been in assisted living since December of 2013. Historically Mom had been paying a number of bills the sister incurred since 2011 and before.
One question - what if any withdrawals from Mom accounts for her own personal expenses are permissible if any. Mom still has lucid days and says it's my money and can spend it any way I want to including giving money to her sister. The sister lives in the same town as Mom in Florida. Mom owns the house her sister is living in. Would utility bills, real estate taxes and school taxes on the property be permissible expenditures. The sister lives there rent free.
There is no provision in the POA for removal or appointing of a successor.
Can my wife get out of being POA? Does her fiduciary responsibility begin as of the origination of the POA or on the date of her entrance to an assisted living facility?
I think I know the answer - Get an Attorney, but any guidance would be great.