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I am selling my mom's she is still alive. She gave me in presence of my family and lawyer the power of attorney. The title companys wants a letter from Dr.that she was of sound mind when it was done. They r questioning validity of POA .They stated that the power of attorney is old. Threes ago I obtain a house loan to pay for her care and POA had to be recorded with deed and it was. She beling going to HMO so a lot of dr's saw her. I guess is it legal for the fotfiet a closing for not providing letter?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Washington, dc

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Yes, when I took loan out it was POA was filed . Also at the banks were I handle her ecpences and investment compamies.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

My Mom was diagnosed with early demintia at the time of POA and it was Doctor who said get paperwork in order health directive, finicial wishes and end of life wishes. She did she selected her lawyer who has passed and all her childern (4) to present wgen the power of attorney was drawn up.

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Lawyer: Gerald, Esq, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

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Thank you for your patience and thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

When a house is sold the title company processes the paer work to secure the title. One of the things they do is provide "title insurance." Title insurance provides protection to make sure that a good title was transferred. Because of the potential exposure they want to make sure that they cover every possible question.

Nevertheless, the POA was valid when it was issued, and it was prepared by the attorney. I assume that you have told the title company that the attorney has passed away and that her doctor at the time is no longer available. Perhaps they will accept either an affidavit from you regarding the circumstance. Or if your mother has a current physician who can review her medical records perhaps they will be willing to sign the letter for you.

Unfortunately, there isn't a process to force the title company to accept the POA.

Your other option is to file for Guardianship of your mother. Guardianship will provide you complete authority over your mother's affairs. This link describes the Guardianship process in DC:

https://odr.dc.gov/book/path-community-living-resource-guide/legal-guardianship

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