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Q: My dad is from the state of Michigan where he has a home and pays taxes. However recently he has been moved to a nursing

My dad is from the state of Michigan where he has a home and pays taxes. However recently he has been moved to a nursing home in the state of Wisconsin. He would like a durable power of attorney with me as appointee, should I get these forms based out of Wisconsin because that is where he will be signing or a Michigan where he used to live?

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Trent Harris
Trent Harris
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Jackson, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: It sounds like Wisconsin would be the better choice if that is where he is going to be for the foreseeable future.

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Howell, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Although all states recognize the authority of documents drafted in the other states, it will be far easier to get someone nearby to prepare the documents. His WILL should probably be done in Michigan if that is his residency (Nursing home placement doesn't usually change residency!) but the medical/financial PoAs can be done in either state.

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