Siblings and Power of Attorney
Sibling conflict and power of attorney can result in greedy siblings who deplete an elderly parent’s wealth and savings, disputes over caregiving, arguments over senior living arrangements. In the end, sibling conflict over POA and caregiving can tear families apart and ruin lives.
Articles About Siblings And Power Of Attorney
- Family Feuds Over Power of Attorney
Family fights over assigning Power of Attorney, determining who can act on your parent's behalf, and the decisions made in that role can impact the family dynamic for years to come.
- I don't want to be POA for my abusive mom. Can I turn it over to my sibling?
A POA of an elderly parent can only transfer POA to a sibling if there is an authority in the Power of Attorney for the agent (the person given powers under a POA) to delegate powers to another person.
- Can a caregiver take legal action to get a parent's POA changed?
Most power of attorney (POA) documents have an alternate or "successor" power of attorney who is appointed to serve in the place of the originally appointed one, in case he/she can't serve or doesn't want the job. Learn how you can transfer power of attorney to another sibling for family member.
- 7 Legal Issues That Caregivers Face
Seniors and their caregivers can face a number of unique legal challenges. Learn from real families' experiences with these issues and understand why it is so important to have a reputable elder law attorney on your care team.
- 9 Ways Caring for Parents is Different than Caring for Children
Many people mistakenly compare child rearing to caring for an aging parent, but, as many caregivers know, these two tasks couldn’t be more different.