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  • My stepmom has POA over my dad's money. Can I stop her from spending his money on her children from her previous marriage?

    When he had his mental faculties he gave my sister and me $900.00 per month each in early inheritance. When his dementia set in, he went to a nursing home (paid for by long term care insurance) and his wife discontinued our early inheritance. No...

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    In general, an attorney-in-fact cannot act for her own benefit or for the benefit of any other person, other than the named principal, who in this case is your dad. Obviously we would need to review the specific provisions of the POA, but I would generally advise that she cannot spend his money on herself or her children, unless your father had some sort of duty to support them.

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