Thank you all for answers but we never knew our aunt only through letters and phone calls as our father and aunt were separated when their father died. My father lived in england with his grandmother and my aunt lived in America with their mother . it was only to be short term but we lived in england and my aunt never married. So over the years, we visited her and always wrote or contaced her by phone. Now she is deemed to have dementia and our 3rd cousins have informed us that they hold poa and health proxy. my aunts solicitor has nothing in her office stating same and cousins will not give us information on how they received same. They have also given up her apartment and I have been talking to her numerous times on telephone from England at her care residence in america # She is of sound mind and looking forward to getting back to her apartment - I am travelling to America to see her soon. My aunt lived an eccentric life and hoarded everything but so did my father - I think it stems from them been separated when my father was 8 and my aunt 6 years of age. My aunt as I said never married so we are her only next of kin. Can I or do I have any rights as her next of kin to ask health and power of attorney questions and our 3rd cousins are living in America? Can you imagine your home where you lived for 80 years gone and people declaring you mentally incapacitated, because you are eccentric.