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The POA ends at the moment of death.
From the moment of death on it is the executor who takes over.
Does that answer your question?
I am sorry for your loss.As well, I am sorry but I cannot speak to you on the telephone. I know the site offers this service but the site is based in the US. In Canada the rules of my law society prohibit me from speaking to you on the telephone as you are not my client.
I can only speak to you by posting up and back over this site.
Your role as POA is over.
Now as executor you have to carry out the terms of the Will.It is not about all of her wishes but just what her wishes are as set out in the Will.
Do you see what I mean?
What province is this please?Are there children?
I have not answered as I need more information.I need your province and I need to know if there are surviving children.
Where did your wife live and where it the property?
I don't know why this question is on the Canada law list.
Please disregard my answer as I have no idea what the law is in Texas and I will ask the site to move this question over to the correct list for you.
Good afternoon. Just as in Canada, all POAs terminate automatically upon the date of the principal.
Otherwise, if they did not there would be no need for probate since people could just appoint an attorney in fact and dispense with wills and probate court.
After death, the will or intestacy statute takes over.