April 13, 2024
‘They do not trust her, nor do I’: My elderly parents fear my sister will empty their bank accounts and steal their possessions. What can we do?

‘They do not trust her, nor do I’: My elderly parents fear my sister will empty their bank accounts and steal their possessions. What can we do?

Dear Quentin,

My father and mother are quite elderly and in poor health, but of sound mind. They have a will and healthcare decision documents. They are both concerned that when one of them dies, my sister, who lives in their town, will take financial advantage of the surviving spouse by draining bank accounts, changing their will, etc. I live across the country.

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