A power of attorney has no further effect after the death of a grantor. An executor of the estate then needs to proceed, and no funds could be removed under the power of attorney.
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I agree with counsel. The power of attorney ends with the death of the principal.If the attorney uses the power after the death of the principal, the attorney is liable to the estate.
A power of attorney ends at the death of the principal. Thus, the agent may not use the POA to withdraw funds from the principal's account after the principal's death.
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