Can a family member override power of attorney? We first need to look what a power of attorney is. The power of attorney is a written document where the person designates an agent to act in their behalf. That doesn’t mean the person who executes the power of attorney cannot still act in their own capacity. It’s simply appointing an agent and the agent, if they exercise that right under the power of attorney, they are required to act in behalf of the individual who granted them the right to act in the person’s behalf. A family member doesn’t have any rights to act on behalf of the person who has granted the power of attorney to a third party. The power of attorney is what gives someone the authority to act on behalf of someone. So, the family member doesn’t have any control over the parties, assets, which you usually, the power of attorney is also a power of attorney terminates at death. So, it’s of no effect. So, if you have any questions about a power of attorney giving me a call at (727) 847-2288.