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Is a POA entitled to any payment as part of the estate settlement process?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

I served as my father’s POA for 2.5 years before his passing.

ANSWER BY MARGARET CROSS-BELIVEAU:

The answer is maybe.  Usually an agent under a durable power of attorney is entitled to reasonable compensation albeit the document itself may not allow the payments (which is rare).  You would have needed to have kept a log of the hours you worked.  Different tasks can demand different pay schedules.

Legal Disclaimer: Please note that this answer does not constitute legal advice, and should not be relied on since each situation is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the facts and documents at issue. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship. A lawyer experienced in the subject area and licensed to practice in the jurisdiction should be consulted for legal advice.

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