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Yes, as her agent under the Power of Attorney, you do have the duty of using her assets, including the investments and IRA (if other sources are insufficient) to pay for her care. On her death, since she is a resident of TX, a TX probate would be required. Fortunately, though, TX probate is a very quick and easy process in most cases whereas the process if quite complicated and expensive in many other states. You would need a TX attorney to assist you. www.martindale.com is a very good website for locating attorneys. You would need a probate or estate attorney. The TX bar association's website also has a tool you can use to locate an attorney in that state.
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