Can You Sign Someone Else’s Trust or Will with a Power of Attorney?

What happens when you are incapacitated in the hospital and your family realizes you don’t have an estate plan?  Well, in this case, a lady named Melinda, who had property in California, was incapacitated and living in a nursing home. She qualified for Medi-Cal, so Medi-Cal paid for the majority of her nursing home expenses.   The family realized that she had no estate planning documents. The only document Melinda signed was a Power of Attorney in favor of her sister. Her sister could make all of her financial decisions for her.  Armed with this Power of Attorney, the sister went.

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