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My father just passed away and I am the trustee for the

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my father just passed away and I am the trustee for the living trust. I have a copy of this trust but am having trouble finding the power of attorney section. I see power of attorney for health care... but not for financial... But there is a section called "Our Trustee's Powers" which includes execution of documents, investment powers, banking powers, business powers, etc. Is that the section I need to show, for example to the post office to get my father's mail forwarded to me?
JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Maryland
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I have sent a death certificate and the living trust to the Officer of the Register of Wills and asked them to file the will.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: not sure
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Ely replied 14 days ago.

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Every trust is drafted from scratch (unless they used a form). Is there any way you can attach a copy of the trust to your response?

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