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My sister died in TN. I live in FL. I am my sister's next of kin. I am disabled and unable to travel to TN. I want to give my daughter my power of attorney so she can travel to TN to take care of my sister's affairs. How can I transfer my power of attorney to my daughter?

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My daughter and I live in Florida.

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We have been trying to get information. We just found out she passed away in Tennessee.

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This is Kelly. I'm the daughter. My mother is giving me power of attorney to handle my aunt's affairs. I am a paralegal and draw up the Power of Attorney and we can have it signed (with witnesses and then have it notarized). My question is will this Power of Attorney be accepted in Tennessee. I cannot make any kind of arrangements to fly up there without having the appropriate paperwork. I am able to do most of this on my own. I just want to know if the durable power of attorney is going to suffice in order to access my late aunt's apartment, storage lockers and bank account. My aunt's estate is not worth but about $5,000.

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Estate Lawyer: Infolawyer, Attorney replied 2 months ago

Power of attorney terminates on death. If the grantor of the poa is alive, that person can terminate the poa and grant to someone else. The poa cannot assign to someone else. On death, affairs handled by executor named in a will, or an adminstrator appointed by the court.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
There is no will. my mother is the next of kin. However, she is disabled and unable to travel. Therefore, she wants to appoint me (her daughter) as power of attorney so that I can travel from Florida to Tennessee where my aunt lived and died. Her assets are limited to under $20,000. It's probably in the area of $5,000.00. So, would a poa, signed and notarized here in Florida suffice to get what I need to get done in Tennessee?
Estate Lawyer: Infolawyer, Attorney replied 2 months ago

A poa can be given by someone to handle own affairs.

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Estate Lawyer: Infolawyer, Attorney replied 2 months ago

A poa cannot be used to assign handling of affairs of the deceased.

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Estate Lawyer: Infolawyer, Attorney replied 2 months ago

She may hire a lawyer locally to act on her behalf.

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Estate Lawyer: Infolawyer, Attorney replied 2 months ago
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