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Can a legal representative living in Arizona, assign a General

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Can a legal representative living in Arizona, assign a General Power of Attorney to an agent living in Michigan where the estate is, to handle some of the affairs of the estate?

Generally no, because one should not assign a fiduciary duty to another by Power of Attorney. I would caution the AZ executor against using a Power of Attorney to shift duties If the entire estate or even substantial real estate is in MI, but the named Executor lives in AZ where there may not be assets, then it would be preferable to have the MI individual appointed in MI to serve as co-executor of the estate. That way the actions of both executors can be supervised by the two state courts and they will thus be protected by the court orders..

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Why would there be two state courts involved in an estate located solely in Michigan?

I thought that might be the case, but I wasn't sure. Please disregard my statement about two state courts being involved. But the rest of my answer still applies. A named executor cannot delegate the duties by Power of Attorney. He can either step out in favor of a MI personal representative being appointed, or stay on as an out- of- state Co Executor. Which is best would depend on the nature of the property, relationship(s) with the heirs etc...and other details

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