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Until my mother became incapacitated and moved into a nursing home, I was her main caregiver. Although my sister lived with her, I came by each day to attend to her meds and other needs. Still, my mother gave my sister durable power of attorney (POA). She told me she did this to avoid hurting my sister's feelings. My mother's will splits everything between us, but my sister refuses to tell me about Mom's finances or estate. Is a financial statement required from the sibling with POA to the others mentioned in the will?

Name Withheld, Philadelphia

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