VIC Power of Attorney changing a will

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  1. Rollers123

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    My brother and I have equal POA for our father, where we can act jointly or severally. Dad is over 95 years, has dementia and is in high level care. Can my brother change the will without my knowledge? I am the primary executor and my brother is the back-up executor.
     
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    winston wolf Well-Known Member

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    Short answer is no. Not even with your help.
     
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  3. Rob Legat - SBPL

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    A power of attorney does not allow unfettered power to the attorney. Some things are beyond their lawful ability - such as making a will or voting.
     
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    Thank you Rob.
     
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