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How do i get help for my son in law who has had a brain aneurysm

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How do i get help for my son in law who has had a brain aneurysm and is getting no
OT or Pt treatment. It's been six months now and he is going into permanent disablilty and
my daughter needs a Power of Attorney in BC
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I can only answer the legal question which is about the Power of Attorney.

Should I answer that part?

And if you would like me to do so can you let me know if your son-in-law is mentally competent or not?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

His very young doctor who sees him only twice a week has judged him incompetent to sign checks or know what banking is. My son in law knows these things and can write a check. she will not change the form

If he is mentally competent then he can sign a POA and appoint someone to act now or when he becomes incompetent.

If he is not mentally competent then there will need to be an application to the Court.

The Court will have to be provided with medical evidence of his incompetency. The Court will then declare him to be incompetent and then appoint a legal guardian for him.

It's much simpler and cheaper if he can sign a POA.

But if not then you can contact the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be $25.

The number is:

604.687.3221 or 1.800.663.1919.

Let me know if you need any further clarification.
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