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What are the responsibilities of the DPOA to the family?

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The DPOA has no obligation to the relatives, only to the person they are DPOA for. Even a legally appointed Guardian does not answer to family, only to the Surrogate's court. So you carry out the wishes of mom/dad as best you can. Never mind the whining you hear "Mom promised me this" or "Dad said I would get that". Do not give them anything. Typically, mom would want her daughter to have her wedding rings after she dies. Note that I said AFTER. When my sisters wanted to know how much Dad had in the bank, I did not tell them.
As for the house, the DPOA should change all the locks and not give out the new keys. Put valuables and important papers in secure storage, as in a safe at your house locked up.
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Interesting question, especially from the perspective of the family involvement.

I would think that the person named as the attorney-in-fact pursuant to a DPOA has an obligation to the individual who executed the document, first and foremost.

From your question, I suspect that family members may have become involved and perhaps want certain information. But the proxy is acting on behalf of the individual who authorized that authority, not the family.

If there are other issues involved, as I think there may be, more information would help with more detailed answers.
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