Q: How do I get legal right to care for medically incapacitated relative?
My father, a resident of the Louisiana, had a stroke and is unconscious. I’m am a resident of Oklahoma. We would like someone in the family (me, our parents, or his brother) to have access to his finances to pay bills and maintain his home, etc. We would like to be legally able to make any decisions necessary for his wellbeing. We were told we cannot get a power of attorney for someone who is incapacitated. What should we do?
A: It is true that you cannot obtain a power of attorney from a person who is incapacitated. You need to petition the court to have someone appointed as the incapacitated person's legal conservator and guardian.
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