What happens to power of attorney when a person passes away?

Something that we see often is a misunderstanding of what a power of attorney is able to do once the person has passed away. It is very common for people to believe that they have the same authority to handle the deceased’s financial affairs when they pass away as they did when the person was alive. However this is not the case as Power of attorney becomes invalid upon a person’s death. You should not continue to access and handle the deceased’s financial and legal affairs as you did when they were alive. Once a person dies authority over their … Continue reading What happens to power of attorney when a person passes away?