Power of Attorney
My father died last week in St. Louis at age 93. I have had General Durable Power of attorney since 1997. He remarried in 1999 at age 93 while suffering from Alzheimer’s. His life insurance beneficiary was changed to his wife’s name, even though I had power of attorney at that time. Did he have the legal authority to change the beneficiary from me (his daughter) to his present wife? and do I have legal recourse now?
Secondly, I found a cashier’s check made out to my father dated 1996 while cleaning his house last week. The bank says they need a letter from the Probate Court before they can release it to me. The check was endorsed by him and I had power of attorney at that time.