Ohio attorneys keeping originals/copies
Mom had durable power of attorney and Will made with attorney at age 77 or so.
Now Mom is in rehab for broken leg. I need this to pay her bills.
I did find copy of her will and receipt from said attorney and dated when she paid for such along with durable power of attorney.
I contacted attorney. He told me off the record I was deemed as durable power of attorney.
He seems to only have a copy of Will but, not of power of attorney. He will do all again for another 100 bucks. He tells me he gave her original, and I need to find this. Which I cannot.
Why would one give such important papers to one of 77 years of age in the first place?
Don’t most attorneys representing elderly consult them on keeping a record for them and advising them to give a copy to those involved?