My sister in law was given power of attorney when my mother was in the early stages of Alzheimer's. We're in the process of selling her house to my ex hubby. Closing was to be today but we were told the we need the origional document of the transaction. The lawyer said that my mother was given this. Why on earth would my mother get the origional being in the state of mind she was in? Why wouldn't the lawyer have it on file? Is there a chance that the origional would be with the Clerk of Courts? If we cannot produce the origional document, then the property will go to Probate or the State, whichever. The money from this sale was to pay for her care at the nursing home she is in. All those years my father slaved....And I hate sounding like a greedy bitch but my brother nor I will ever see any of the inheritance.