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Question: I am listed as the Successor trustee, my bother is listed as the Durable Power of Attorney for property management of my father’s estate. Does one have more power than the other. Does the POA have the power to sell my dad’s property or do I the successor? Thanks ahead of time – really confused. N.H.

Answer: Dear N.H. – Generally speaking, you can have as much power under a power of attorney as you can as a successor trustee. As a practical matter, however, the laws of most states are better defined with respect to trustee powers and financial

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