Q: Need an elder law specialist in the Austin TX area that can answer: *How can a spouse assume control of all finances?
Situation: Both spouses are disabled, husband is a vet with dementia, wife is able bodied but has health issues as well.
A: The wife can apply to become Community Administrator. Note that this gives her control of all the community property but not of her husband's separate property, if any. If he has not named her his agent under a Durable Power of Attorney, she will need to become his guardian to control any separate property.
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