My brothers don't believe in financial planners and they handle their own finances . They want to check on mom's current status, her financial planner and how long her current financial situation will last as she resides in a costly assisted living facility. Mom has had her financial planner for over 20 years and never had a problem and never minded paying his fee. My brothers wanted an independent source ( another financial planner ) without mom's knowledge to see if he is on the right track with her investments. I agreed and said we 3 should split the cost. However they want to use mom's money and got her to sign papers for her permission( she is 98 and is alert and oriented ) without her knowledge. I am not POA but handle our mother's money which is okay with my brothers. The cost is $1500 and I sent the check. I told my brothers this is morally wrong to use her money. They disagreed and verbalized it's for her own good and see nothing wrong. I still feel we should have split the cost instead of using her finances.I still feel it was morally wrong to use her own money. What do you think?