How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask John Elder Your Own Question
John Elder
John Elder, Estate & Elder Law
Category: Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 4631
Experience:  Over 14 years experience in Medicaid, Estates, Trust.
Type Your Estate Law Question Here...
John Elder is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How do I get a power of attorney for my mom who is in ICU,

This answer was rated:

How do I get a power of attorney for my mom who is in ICU, under sedation, and cannot sign in her condition?

Welcome! Thank you for your question.


Unfortunately you cannot. I get a power of attorney the person must be competent to understand, agree and sign the document granting someone the authority to speak on their behalf. If the person is unable to speak on their behalf you have to request the court deem them incompetent and appoint a guardian for this person.


Here is the NY website with forms.

John Elder and 3 other Estate Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for the info. My younger sister and I are her only family. Will the guardianship allow us to gain beneficiary info from her bank?

Related Estate Law Questions