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DearCustomer- All states permit a parent to disinherit their children by virtue of a will. If the parent dies without a will then the spouse will have to share the estate with the children of the deceased but if there is a will the testator can disinherit anyone except a spouse. The fact that it is a second or third spouse is irrelevant.
A POA has no validity after the death of a testator so it is also irrelevant with respect to an estate.
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