I am my father's Durable Power of Attorney, HealthCare Power of Attorney, and Pre-Need Guardian.  But something went AWRY!?

My BROTHER contacted my father's attorney.  He is not POA or anything.. yet my father's attorney GAVE him a copy of my father's Last Will and Testament.. while my father is still alive!  Did that attorney have any right to do that?  

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  • 4 weeks ago

    If your father gave the attorney permission to give your brother a copy of the will that is legal and appropriate, otherwise, no.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Of course they can.  He is a family member, after all.

  • 4 weeks ago

    You may HAVE Power of Attorney, but there is NO SUCH THING as being the document. It is 100% acceptable to give copies of the will to anyone with the consent of the client. In fact, it is NORMAL to distribute multiple copies of a will to ensure someone knows where one is when needed.

    Based on your clear ignorance of the law, I suggest your father REVOKE the authority given to you by the documents you claim to be, and grant it to your brother.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Maybe he did, maybe he did not. Only another lawyer could say for sure.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Perhaps your father told the lawyer it was OK.  Why is it you do not want your brother to see the will?

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