Sister is joint bank acct holder with mom w/dementia. Sister doesn't want me on as POA. She has and is still positioning herself as the only POA. She was executor for father who passed last year and will be for mother. Because of family dynamics she was able to do get father on board to keep me from being involved these past years. (they wouldn't let me add extra help, put her in nursing home before her time, then when said I was moving back to house to live & help father & mother, sister really revved up animosity against me. Father started saying sister treating their money like her own. When they sold cottage under my mothers name sister convinced him to put in GICs but wouldn't let him have any to fix up house and wouldnt even have place cleaned. So I finally stepped in to start asserting my poa rights. But within a few months father diagnosed with cancer and passes. She wouldn't allow me to come to house. I came eventually and she had husband harass me saying i was squatter. Her main & only concern right now is to sell house. Mother is in final stages of Parkinsons and sister will not let me have any poa duties whatsoever. Her & husband got rid of moms dogs right away because they didnt want any vet care to come out of their future inheritance. I got one dog back (actually i gave to her 10 years ago) and taking him to see mom in nursing home which gives her great joy. Luckily sister lives and works in different province/state and I have moved back into house to be able to see and be and care for mom at nursing home as much as possible. (house is unfit for her to visit) And am funding and paying for as much as possible. she refuses me poa access. a lawyer said would file passing of accounts. sister is now saying why bother cos she will be executor of mom soon. And i dont know how long passing of accounts takes. I may only have 6 months left with mother. sister sold car that i was supposed to have but made sure to get a vintage mercedes car shipped to her before father passed. Dogs condition getting worse (think could be mold in house).Can pursue guardianship but not worth doing. And will maybe prove her breaching executor duties but not now. I just want poa access as soon as possible to help. Bank says they are protecting mother, that money is for her benefit. How is that of any benefit. I dont want money for myself, its for my mother. Because there is a conflict between poas and in a joint account that i cannot access. that i should apply for guardianship. They are merely protecting sisters control over money. Please someone help find fastest way. (im in ontario canada but am sure laws are somewhat similar in states too) Any suggestions or anyone been in same position that knows what best to do.