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Asked on: 9/26/13, 5:20 am

Does a power of attorney for financial purposes work? My dad died. My sister has access to all the trust money, the properties etc. We own and manage a lot of properties. She pays everything for my mom. There were 3 saving accounts with over 4k in each when my dad died. Along with a working business checking account where all the rental income goes. The savings accounts are either empty or closed now and she refuses to show statements. Since dad died, mom doesn't want to do much. She is still all there and just doesn't want to fight my sister. She agrees that my aunt can act on her behalf. Would a power of attorney get my aunt into the statements and make changes to the trust? I've been working with an attorney who wants 10k retainer that i don't have.

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