DEALING WITH A DEATH I NEED ANSWERS IMMEDIATELY . ONE OF MY SISTERS CLAIMS TO HAVE A POWER OF ATTORNEY AND WON'T LET US SEE HIM

Asked over 1 year ago - Bakersfield, CA

Our father passed away on Monday and she doesn't want a funeral . the Friday before he passed she was advised by law enforcement that the power of attorney she had did not give her the authority to keep us (certain children) from seeing him. After he died on Monday mysteriously she has obtained the proper paperwork. but she will not show any one of us the legal documents. what can I do to stop her from burying him before we find out

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  1. Charles Adam Shultz

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    Answered . You need to file ex parte for relief with the probate court. Contact a local probate attorney immediately. You don't have time to try this on your own.

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  2. James P. Frederick

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    Answered . I agree with Mr. Shultz. This is a matter which needs to be addressed immediately. You need an attorney to take the appropriate action before it is too late.

    I am very sorry for your loss and the ongoing difficulties occasioned by your sister's actions.

    James Frederick

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  3. Judy A. Goldstein

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    Answered . Go see a probate lawyer immediately, Do not waste time on this online forum. You need more than we can provide you.

    By the way - a Power of Attorney terminates upon death. Your sister's POA, even if she had one, is worthless now.

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