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I have a couple questions. Did she grant you a durable power of attorney and if so did it become effective immediately or does a doctor need to certify that she is incompetent?
If your power of attorney does not say Durable or have a statement somewhere within stating it is durable then it is a standard power of attorney. If this is case is she deemed competent? If not and the POA is not durable then the POA is not effective now. If you could answer those two questions I could provide you a more accurate answer.
As I know you may not be online I will make some presumptions please correct me if this is wrong. You were granted a durable power of attorney that became effective immediately and continues even after she is incompetent or if you have a general power of attorney she is not currently incompetent.
With that being said, yes you can paint you and her house. With the power of attorney you have been granted the power to act in her place in making any of these decisions. A person with a power of attorney stands in place of the Principal (her) and makes decision as if you were her. You can also authorize payment for her portion as though you were her. Anything you sign on her behalf should be signed
Jane Doe as attorney in fact for ***** ***** (where you are Jane Doe and She is ***** *****)
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