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My Dad is in the hospital in Charleston West Virginia and I live in Austin Texas

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No.

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Im his only child, His name is ***** ***** my birth certificate I could take an DNA test

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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Is your father legally competent and able to understand the nature of his actions? What is the reason that you're needing to get a power of attorney?

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