How long after principles demise does the power of attorney have before the will has to be read. Real estate has been left to share between siblings and is listed in the will. The will was redone by the POA 9 months prior to his death, supposedly to update and avoid probate. Dad left everything to mom and moms will held everything in trust for the siblings. Mom has passed and POA claims all the money is gone in order to care for mom. Can POA be held accountable for the financial spending and what is the time frame for the reading of the will.