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My mother passed away on July 7, 2016. My sister was the POA

My mother passed away on July 7, 2016. My sister was the POA for the 12 years my mother lived with her in Washington state. I live in New York. When my mother passed away she was suffering from dementia and unable to understand what was happening with her funds. My sister has not been transparent about any of my mother's estate. She would not let my other sister or I see the will and she has not shared any of my mother's asset information. I know my mother took care of all of us, yet my sister refuses to be forthcoming. I have reason to believe she took money from my mother's accounts for herself. I was told she had transferred $50,000 from one of my mom's accounts into her personal account. I also learned she had overdrawn my mother's checking account at one time. I am at a loss as to how I should handle this from 3,000 miles away. She will not answer my phone calls or emails. My wife says I need a lawyer to oversee my interests. Please tell me what steps I can take to protect myself and to see that my mother's wishes were honored as far as dividing her estate. If I do need a lawyer, what kind of lawyer should I retain. Thank you for your assistance. This entire affair is turning my life upside down.

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Can a bank remove my POD on my father's account when I use a

Can a bank remove my POD on my father's account when I use a long standing POA to manage his affairs the last few weeks of his lifeJA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And just to clarify, what paperwork has been filed?Customer: Virginia. Filed POA with Doctor's certificate several weeks ago, dad died a week ago and I now find that the POD to me has been removedJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No

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I'm in Texas. My dad is terminal with cancer, but still in s

I'm in Texas. My dad is terminal with cancer, but still in his right mind and home and physically mobile. His wife is the beneficiary on his life insurance policy. She is and has been in the hospital (total care) stage 4 cancer and had a massive stroke 2 weeks ago. She can't talk or walk; can only open her eyes and close them. How can my dad change the beneficiary on his policy if his wife is unable to sign the paper as the spouse nor can she communicate? The money from his life insurance will need to be used for funeral expense for my dad after his death?

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We received a Request and A Verification form from Social

We received a Request for Information and A Verification form from Social Security for my Sister-in-law recently. She was in a nursing facility for Alzheimer's and died June 17,2016. She was A self-pay patient! Does everyone get this form?

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I was POA of my mother's Will. I went to a lawyer to assist

I was POA of my mother's Will. I went to a lawyer to assist me with how to sell her property once she passed. He put the Will in a Trust so that I would be able to sell the property. She passed in May, sold the property in October. I would like to give the shares of the proceeds of the Trust as according to the Will. By putting this in the Trust I was under the impression this held it out of probate. Do I have to open probate or file anything in the newspaper about her passing. I live in Michigan.

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My dad passed away. He was married to my step-mom and she is

My dad passed away. He was married to my step-mom and she is in a nursing home for dementia. In my Dad's will he gave me everything. His checking account was in my name and his and now I am the full ownership of the checking account. Medicaid has been paying for my step-moms care but now they are trying to determine if the marriage supercedes the will. I have already dispersed the money as directed by my Dad to my brothers and sisters. The money is all gone and I am worried.

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Needing to establish Durable Power of Attorney mothers

hi, needing to establish for a Durable Power of Attorney for my mothers financial transactions whereby my sister and myself can handle her business/investments, etc. We recently moved her from New Jersey into an Assisted Living facility in Virginia where she is currently still a resident and owns a home. I have changed mail-to address with the Post Office and all her Financial / Medical associations to me who lives in Maryland. We plan to register her to vote in VA.1. Is on the Durable Power of Attorney what address should I use for my mother, VA, or MD. If VA wanted to confirm that the Financial institutions will not have issue as her mailing address is MD.Also there is verbiage in the PoA to specific state, see below.2. Do I need one for each State she has business in3. Is there a generic PoA forms available that would cover all jurisdictions/States?"the Attorney-in-Fact the legal authority to act on my behalf for any power legalunder law in regard to my financial decisions under the State of ______________"thanks

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Was wondering what the statue limitation is charges on

Was wondering what the statue limitation is for filing charges on someone who abused a elderly persons bank account...

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PA Chester County- My father died 2003, mom died 2015. Why

PA Chester County- My father died 2003, mom died 2015. Why is attorney, firstly represented mom, then 2004 caught repping brothers with mom's estate;now calling himself, council to executor,and using my father's original will dated1998, dated & addressing letters to former brother as POA until the 2002, revoked & added another sibling and same brother as POA. He ignored me and went on as if he was the only POA.

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