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Question #1: My mother's lawyer did the will, the power of attorney for personnal care but neglected to do the power of attorney for property and finance. My mother is suffering from Alzheimers and can't do anything. How do we go about getting power of attorney for property and finance?

Question #2: I did my own will, power of attorney for personnal care and power of attorney for property and finance, all three documents are signed by myself and two witnesses...do I really need a lawyer to sign off as well? Seems like a money grap scam to me.

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As I understand it, POA also means a person must be the executor of the estate. My Dad did his POA/executor of his estate long before he passed, which made my brother responsible for all the monies when Dad passes [which he did] . And if I understand it correctly, a will is not the same as a trust. That does not mean that brother inherits all the money in the trust though, it just means that he has the power to write the checks, and distribute everything in Dad's estate as Dad wanted it [property and finance] and not how the POA wants it. [Dad spread that out between us 3 siblings]. And yes, it had to be done with an attorney. POA for medical care is different. I have POA for medical care for Mom and Dad , and that can be done without an attorney with a living will. If your Mom did the will for personal care, that to me sounds like only a medical POA and not the executor of her estate/trust = POA--this must be done with the attorney. If Mom has dementia, then I believe [but not sure] that whoever has the medial POA has the right to make the decisions-but you may also need an attorney for this one since Mom has dementia, I'm not sure of this. You must ask the attorney.
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