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Asked on: 6/17/13, 11:15 am

my mom has dementia not taking her meds properly or handling her finances do i have to have an attorney to file the proper cpourt papers need

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Answered on: 6/17/13, 1:17 pm by Sanford M. Martin

If she has mental soundness to sign a DPOA, this is your best option. Many persons with

light dementia can execute DPOA giving another the legal right to make decision, handle

finances, etc. But if she has lack of mental capacity and a guardian must be appointed,

the guardian is appointed by a probate court. Her physician can advise you as to her

mental soundness.

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