I was hoping someone could give me some advice re powers of attorney and what happens when the person with poa dies - how easy is it for someone else to 'take over' when the person it is for doesn't have capacity.
If there are no co-POAs to replace the deceased, (ie, if there is no one else already named as POA), then the POA comes to an end - her on the gov.uk website
If the person lacks capacity then a new POA cannot be made - on Citizen's Advice website. It says that if there are ongoing important decisions to be made, then you can apply to the Court of Protection to be made a Deputy.
I'm in England. We thought that it named someone else but it doesn't - not sure how 4 people thought the same thing! Basically my grandad doesn't have capacity but the poa is ill and looks likely to die first. Trying to work out what is best as they aren't able to manage his finances etc at the moment. Welfare has been sorted but if situation for him changed it could mean a drama