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My Aunt had a stroke last month and is recovering but is also

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My Aunt had a stroke last month and is recovering but is also caregiver for my uncle who has dementia. He is currently staying with his daughter but my aunt has concerns and would like to formally appoint her sister as power of attorney for medical and financial decisions going forward. How do we accomplish this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.
was your aunt appointed as a poa or guardian by him? by the court?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.
how then? just started caring for him? If so, she cannot make the appointment. only he could. If he lacks mental capacity to appoint, then you would need to file application in court for a guardian to be appointed over him. Normally handled by an estate lawyer locally. martindale.com is a good resource for finding someone to file that motion. Is that clear and acceptable?