Skip to content

Attorney In Fact After Death of Account Owner

Answered by: 

Question: 
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?
Answer: 

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 BankersOnline.com 1/14/13

First published on 01/14/2013

Filed under: 
Filed under operations as: 

Banker Store View All

From training, policies, forms, and publications, to office products and occasional gifts, it’s available here:

Banker Store

hot right now

image description

Looking for effective, convenient training on a particular subject?

BOL Learning Connect offers more than 200 courses ON-DEMAND or on CD ROM from AML to Reg Z and every topic in between.

Search Topics