No worries. Unfortunately, a POA
terminates automatically at death. Thus, once your husband died, you would have no further authority under the POA. In order to have authority after death, you would need to file a petition in the probate
court to be appointed administrator of his estate. Once appointed, the court will issue official documentation evidencing that appointment and you can present that to gain control over these assets.
This is the part of my job I don't like...when the law is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you that they had to honor your POA, but, I can only provide you information based on the law so that you can act on the best available information to you. ………..I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!
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