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Asked on: 5/31/13, 2:13 pm

A friend of mine passed away of cancer. I have always been on his bank account but for some reason about a week before his death he took me off. He has no next of kin and I was the only one who took care of him. I was his only friend. I paid for his cremation and other things after his death. When he was at hospice he kept saying he needs to get to the bank. Me and the staff thought he was just hallucinating since it was the end of his life. When he filled out the Power of Attorney papers for some reason the social worker put the paper that power of attorney shall end 2 years after his death. This lead me to believe I would still have control over his property and finances. However, I was told that isnít the case and I canít access his account. He has approximately $60,000. What are my options? Does it all go to the state or is there something I can do?

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