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Good morning,While an agent named under a Power of Attorney is often granted broad authority under a POA (which may include the right to give to charity), they also have a fiduciary duty to the person who they are acting for as agent. That is, they have to act in the principal's best interest. It is hard to see, in my professional opinion, how giving away a large chunk of his money -even if to charity - is in his best interest.I wouldn't even put the suggestion in her uncle's head about giving money away. I understand that she may not agree with the decision to give the uncle's brother his estate, but those are his wishes, for reasons best known to him. Even competent, I think making that donation could open up your wife to accusations -and possible litigation - that she coerced or pressured her uncle into doing something he didn't want to do, during the final weeks of his life.
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