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Attorney In Fact After Death of Account Owner

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We understand that a Power of Attorney ceases at death. Can an Attorney In Fact get information, statements, or copies of checks on the account they were linked as Attorney In Fact after the death of the account owner who was the person who appointed them?

No. The attorney-in-fact's access to the account ends with the death of the principal, just as his or her authority to act on behalf of the now deceased principal.

First published on 1/14/13

First published on 01/14/2013

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