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I am very sorry to hear about this situation.What is the difference between elder and family law.
FAMILY LAW focuses on things like divorce
, custody, visitation child support
, and paternity
ELDER LAW focuses on things like abuse/neglect of elders (civil aspects of it), adult guardianship
, issues of mental capacity, and so on.
What someone in your situation wants to do, likely, is to get an ADULT GUARDIANSHIP order for Tony. See here
. This would be more within the ELDER LAW aspect. A guardianship order overrides any POA, generally speaking.
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