My sister went and got Power of Attorney behind my back, I am the next of kin, is there anything I can do? Mom now lives in care home/ nursing home and my sister is stopping me from taking mom out. She said she has power of attorney, dose that give her the rights to stop me?
Dear Next of Kin;
Are you and your sister not talking, not communicating about the way you feel? You need to talk to her and see why she has taken out a power of attorney on your mother, and why she feels she needs to control this situation. (I am not sure where you live and the laws everywhere are different) I am not sure exactly if she has 100% of the “power” so to speak here with this power of attorney, but if you were the next of kin, was this stated somewhere in legal forms/ a living will? If it wasn’t, you might not have a say in this, but if you were then you can definitely fight back with a lawyer. Either way, I would get a lawyer involved and see what you can do to stop her from having control. Of course take into consideration that if you do or did have a good relationship with your sister getting a lawyer to fight back may cause more issues. Of course your sister went behind your back and got a power of attorney so she really is no one to talk. Find yourself a lawyer if you can and take back control of the situation. If you don’t want to get a lawyer involved try talking to your sister, find out why she felt the need to go behind your back, instead of just talking to you and figuring things out together. If your mom is really sick this isn’t the time to push away the family you have left. Good luck.
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