Power of Attorney and Property Sale Issues
My Aunt (age 80)was diagnosed with dementia/alzheimers over a year ago. She had gone to her lawyer and named me as her DPOA. Her 4th husband and I share Medical POA. She also had a Special Warranty Deed drawn up and filed at the County Clerks office naming me as Grantee to the duplex that is currently occupied on one side by her husband (who only pays utilities)and the other side is rented. I use all of the rental income for insurance, taxes and repairs.
She had around 36K in her checking account at the time she had a stroke last year, but it is almost gone(only 4K left). I sold her car and returned items she had ordered for refunds and opened an additional bank account which is in both her husband and my name. There is approximately 16K in that account which is good for about 3-4 more months in the nursing home. She receives $1684 a month from Social Security and approximately $300 from this husbands RR Medicare. Her Nursing home and meds and rehab totals in the neighborhood of $4600 per month or more.
I want to sell the property that she deeded to me and put it in a special account to take care of her needs for as long as it lasts, but her husband (who I am letting stay in the property for nothing but utilities and general upkeep like mowing) says I should sign it over to him. I told him nothing will be done with the property until she has passed or unless we may have to sell it. He is not happy. What do I need to do if anything to keep him from harrassing me about this? Do I need another kind of deed?