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Briefly, my brother came to hospital-no Living Will or DPOA-

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Good morning,
JA: Hello. How can we help?
Customer: Briefly, my brother came to hospital-no Living Will or DPOA- for simple procedure. Name his girlfriend as person in case of emergency. He went into coma and has not come out.
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: how can immediate family get zpOA?
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: That I am also a lawyer
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Loren replied 13 days ago.

Good morning. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to answering your question.

If your brother is in a coma then he can not execute a POA to legally appoint an attorney in fact.

You would need to file a petition in the probate court for an order to be appointed guardian. This can be done on an emergency basis.

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