Power of Attorney: What you should know
So many times, a client will call the office in tears after losing a loved one. They're confused and frustrated and don't understand why the banks or other institutions will not let them withdraw funds as the deceased's power of attorney.
As power of attorney, many people believe that they continue to have the authority to administer an estate following the death of a loved one.
This is simply not the case.
A power of attorney is no longer valid after death. The only person permitted to act on behalf of an estate following a death is the personal representative or executor who the court has appointed.
If you have questions about your loved one's estate management or the probate process, call or e-mail us to get answers.