Can my grandpa changed his Will without telling his power of attorney?

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Can my grandpa changed his Will without telling his power of attorney?

My grandpa appointed my mom his power of attorney. I believe it was somewhat pushed on him. My mom has been financially abusing the privilege. Grandpa has always, and is still is, of sound mind and wants to speak to a legal representative. Who should I get in touch with to help him adjust his Will, etc.?

Asked on February 1, 2019 under Estate Planning, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

The person given authority bv a power of attorney (note: the POA is the document; the person given power is called either the "agent" or the "attorney-in-fact") has NO say whatsoever over her principal's (the person giving her the POA) will. Your grandfather can change his will at will and does not have to disclose this fact to your mother. A trusts and estates lawyer can help him change his will.


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