Skip to main content
Rebecca Allison Fiss

Rebecca Fiss’s Answers

5 total

  • Brother is POA. Do I have the legal right to ask him to disclose what he is spending and the will content

    Rebecca’s Answer

    Hi there, I'm sorry you have to deal with this. Unless the power of attorney document says so, your brother probably doesn't have to provide an accounting to you. However, as your dad's agent, your brother has a fiduciary duty to act in your dad's best interest. If you suspect he's not doing that, then you should consult with a fiduciary litigation attorney to decide on the best course of action.

    See question 
  • Just a quick question?

    Rebecca’s Answer

    Hi there, I'm sorry you're going through this. As your mother's agent, your brother has a fiduciary duty to act in your mother's best interest. I recommend finding an attorney who specializes in fiduciary litigation. You can provide more details about your family's situation to that attorney, and he/she will help you decide what to do.

    See question 
  • What are sisters spouse rights?

    Rebecca’s Answer

    Hi there, I'm very sorry for your loss. Has anyone been convicted for your sister's murder?

    See question 
  • I need to close my mother’s estate. What can we do with the money from the sale of her mobile home?

    Rebecca’s Answer

    Hi there, I'm very sorry for your loss. A few more details are needed for someone to be able to answer your question. Were your parents married when your mother passed away? And was she the sole owner of the mobile home?

    See question 
  • Can a brother or grandchild be a witness to a relative's will if he/she is not a beneficiary?

    Rebecca’s Answer

    Technically, yes, but it's best practice not to have family members as witnesses. If that family member becomes entitled to take under the will, e.g. if a named beneficiary fails to take and the property instead passes via intestacy (the state law that steps in when property isn't otherwise effectively disposed of), then that witness would be disqualified.

    See question