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My father and stepmother added my step sister has a CO

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My father and stepmother added my step sister has a CO occupant on a quick claim deed. Since then, my step mother has passed away. Being that my father's elderly I moved in with him to take care of him. My step sister is out of the picture. Yet she is on the quick claim deed as Co occupant and the home we'll go to her when my father passes away. He is then to take the property and divided between the siblings. The siblings do not believe that she will do that. And I have read that on quick claim deeds this has been a problem in the past. And perhaps currently. You're not my father is starting to lose his memory as he ages. He has given me for financial power of attorney. In order to make sure that the wishes of my father are carried out and that all siblings get equal division of the property. My question is, can I add myself as a CO occupant to the quick claim deed? Being that I have this power of attorney.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 1 month ago.

Hello. My name is***** am an attorney. I am here to help you with your question. I will review it. And then we can discuss it. Okay?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 1 month ago.

Depending on the terms of the Power of Attorney, an attorney in fact (the person with the power) could make a real estate transfer. However, there is risk involved because the person could be accused of "self dealing," meaning taking advantage of the Power of Attorney to benefit the person. If a Father still has his capacity enough to make business decisions, it may be best for the Father to transfer part of his ownership to whom he designates. Let me know if you further would like to discuss this matter.

Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 1 month ago.

Hello: Do you need further help on this question? If so, let me know. Thank you.

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