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Power of Attorney vs. Executor of a Will

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texas. my grandmother for the last six months my grandmother has been incapacitated. my aunt proceeded to get to power of attorney. my grandparents named my father as the executor of their will. my question is who has the proper control of the estate. could you recommend an attorney in the houston area?


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The power of attorney automatically lapses not later than the time of her death, or sooner if she cancels it. (If it was not a durable power of attorney, it lapses when she became incapacitated.) Then the executor named in the Will takes over once the appointed is approved by the probate court.


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