When you sign a power of attorney (POA), it means you can handle someone else’s business for them.
However, the power of attorney after death automatically ends.
There might be an exception if they named you as the person in charge after they’re gone.
If someone trusted you enough to be their power of attorney before they died, it shows they believed you could handle things for them.
Another exception is if you have to go through a legal process called probate and are chosen to manage their stuff because they didn’t leave a will.
This guide explains how power of attorney works and if it stops when someone dies.