If while my mother was in the hospital dying my sisters went to her home and started removing personal property and possibly her bank information, as the power of attorney what should I do?

Can this have consequences against me?

Asked on August 22, 2015 under Estate Planning, South Carolina


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  As the POA you have no power now that your Mom has passed but as a beneficiary of the estate you can indeed make inquiry and challenge their actions as a "dissipation" of estate assets. Who is the proposed executor?  That person should ask to be granted prlimiary letters to make the funeral arrangements as per the decedent's wishes.  It can be done quickly.  Seek help. Good luck.

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