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A power of attorney is void as soon as the grantor passes so you can't have one for someone who is deceased..
If you can tell me what it is that you are trying to accomplish, I can see if I can help get you there..
Ok, if she has passed, then you would need to file a probate case to settle her estate. If her estate is under $28,000 and there was no real estate, you can file for summary administration, which is a streamlined probate for small estates that doesn't require all the paperwork of a larger estate.
The following conditions must be met:
Once the petition for summary distribution is approved by the court, you can give copies to anyone holding assets and then take possession of all mother's assets and then distribute them to her heirs.