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I am sorry for your mother's situation. You may actually wish to file for Adult Guardianship
. Such a suit is filed when an adult needs help to take care of their lives. You'd serve all interested parties if any, and have a hearing eventually (temporary orders
are an option while the main hearing is pending). You'd have to show that your mother needs help due to her condition. A Guardianship by the Court gives you a lot more power than a simple POA. The POA may also be void, arguably, if signed while your mother has a condition, since any contract (and a POA is a contract) signed wherein the party possibly lacks capacity to understand is void. Drewry v. Drewry, 383 SE 2d 12 - Va: Court of Appeals 1989
. The rebuttable presumption of course is that the POA would be valid, but a Guardianship is more stable and inclusive.
However, it is not a bad idea to at least have a Durable Power of Attorney and I am including a blank template for you below:
(Focuses on medical needs)
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