Dec 29, 2010 - 9:08 am
Something we do not like to talk about....although, mom did and told us her wishes etc., but she changed so quickly that she was not able to sign the will herself. Since my stepdad brother and myself all agreed to what she wanted, we set the wheels in motion.
It is still a huge inconvience, do all you can ahead of time. Power of attorney expires at the time of death. Accounts are frozen, sent to probate whether family wants or not.
My brother and I are now caretakers for our Mimi - 85 years old and will out live us all. Her account was frozen b/c it was tied to moms. SS can still deposit, but the nursing home cannot withdrawal! They were threatening to kick her out!!! She has been there 10 years and they know exactly what is going on, yet we are having to deal with this on top of everything else.
3 months now, and still froze.
Oh, and try cancelling a cell phone!!! It's crazy......
Just my frustration for the day, and food for thought.