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Hello. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney. I hope I may be of assistance with your issue. For starters, did you mean "What options DOES my dad have in order for him to take control over paying mom's bills?
First, did your mother ever execute a Power of Attorney? If she did, the named individual would be the person with the authorization to satisfy her outstanding bills.
Unfortunately without an executed Power of Attorney, your dad will have to Petition the court to become her guardian. The guardianship would then be terminated once she becomes competent and able to execute a Power of Attorney. Is your mother located in Alabama?
The process is begun by “an interested person” filing: