taking advantage of the elderly
My father is an only child. My grandfather died Friday. My father is already working on my grandmother to sign over a Power of Attorney. He has talked about putting her in an old folks home and selling everything. How much power will he have? My grandmother is perfectly capable of handling herself. She doesn't want to make him mad. I am worried that he will do that to her. Is there anything I can do to limit what he can do? I am her grandaughter.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: taking advantage of the elderly
From your message, your grandmother appears to
be competent. If your grandmother is competent,
she has the right to give a power of attorney
to your father or anyone else she chooses.
If your grandmother is incompetent or nearing
incompetency, then a Conservatorship would be
best for your grandmother if there is discord
in the family.