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My sister and I lived together for four years and I paid most of the expenses. I was her POA and she died without a will. Can I still process a quitclaim deed even though she is deceased? I have two brothers, and both know it was her desire for me to have her home.

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

I am sorry. Thanks for your prompt response. I live in Denver, CO. She owns the townhome, but I have paid the property taxes, association fees, electricity, etc.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

No. I have the quitclaim deed forms, but wasn't sure if I could apply since there was no will other than me being her POA. She has cancer, and everyone knows I was the responsible party for her bills and day-to-day care-giving duties.

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

Nope. That about covers it. Thank you very much.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
she is the sole owner. She is divorced and owns the property in her name only.
Real Estate Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

What kind of POA was it? Were there any limitations expressed in it?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No, it was full power of attorney
Real Estate Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

But medical, general, durable? Which type?

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