I was durable POA for my parents for 10 years. Now they are both gone but I'm being harrassed by my three siblings on what bills were paid and why there is not much funds left on a $44,000 life insurance policy. I told them divide $44,000 into 96 months and she only had an average of $458.00 to live on per month. Yes, she had SS and a small $100 month pension but the VA home took all of this to pay the charges for living there.They are threating an attorney to check in on bill paying. Why are they harassing me?
Mark Twain said "you never know a person until you share an inheritance".
They spell money and will probably hire an attorney to demand an accounting.
Hopefully you have some records of how the money was used .
The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of action is to have legal representation in this matter.
The answer to the question you asked is easy: They are harassing you because they want money. Whether they are entitled to any is a different question, and one that cannot be answered in a forum such as this. You may want to at least discuss the situation with a probate attorney.
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Technically, they have the right to test whether the POA was executed in the proper manner. Sometimes, you just have to plan for and expect things like this to happen, particularly when you step into that kind of role. You should be able to substantiate the expenses and therefore blunt any threats they have made.
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