Inheritance from family owned banks, managed by my brother since my father's death Suspecting Will may have been altered after the recent passing of our mother. Brother appointed as "power of attorney" and I feel he is taking advantage of this "power" and exploiting his "title"; scooping off the "top cream" after our mother's death and concealing the truth of the inheritance distribution. Much more to reveal in this most heart wrenching saga. Please help?
Powers of attorney are ineffective after the death of the principal. You should consider discussing your situation with a probate attorney in Waterloo.
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You "suspect" this person is your sibling? Are they?
An estate has an executor, a trust has a trustee - a power of attorney is a power given to a person but only during life not after death. Sounds like you have a complex situation for which you need true legal advice. If someone is mismanaging an estate there are remedies to bring this to light but you need a lawyer.
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