Question My husband owns property in Mexico. He plans to sign some kind of legal document giving control of that property to his brothers while excluding both his children and me from any interest in the property and therefore any possible inheritance. Is this legal? He is terminally ill and is signing this under pressure from his brothers. Thanks.
Answer Dear Kate,
Yes, its probably legal but may not be ethical. What he could do is give the brothers a Power of Attorney with instructions to sell the property and give the proceeds to you and your children.
Hope this helps.
Lic. John Lee Ward
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He confirmed my worst fears: legal but maybe not ethical. I am going to suggest a POA with additional directives as outlined--a great suggestion. Thanks much.
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