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How Can I Seize Control of My Mother's Finances From My Sister?
My sister holds the power of attorney (POA) for our mother, but I think she is stealing from my mother. How do I go about getting the POA transferred to me? What documents do I need?
If your mother is still legally competent, she can revoke her existing durable power of attorney and execute a new one naming you or someone else as her new agent. If she does not have legal capacity, you will have to go to court to have a conservator or guardian appointed, who could then revoke the existing power of attorney.
For more on the power of attorney, click here.
For an article on revoking a power of attorney, click here.
For more on guardianship and conservatorship, click here.