I need a form that gives rights to the husband of a Alzheimers patient to be able to help with Heath issues, and guardianship of her. He has run out of $$ and needs to be able to get some $$ from a Company that she has in her name for her life insurance. That $$ needed for her care in a nursing home.
2 Answers from Attorneys
In order to get guardianship or conservatorship of an incapacitated person in Virginia, you need to petition the court for an order. This requires more than just a form to fill out. It is difficult to answer this question without knowing the mental and physical situation of the Alzheimer's patient. You should schedule a consultation with an attorney who practices in elder law.
For more information on guardianships in Virginia, you can watch the following video:
A durable Power of Attorney (POA) if the patient is still sufficiently competent to execute one should suffice. If not, the husband is probably looking at having
to file for a conservatorship or guardianship with the local circuit court.
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