Arkadelphia, AR asked in Estate Planning for Arkansas

Q: What are the options for overriding a power of attorney?

Power of attorney is the principles sister. She has completely gone above and beyond morally. Principle had surgery to see how far colon cancer has spread, he verbally told his daughter (a roommate) that her aunt will keep them posted about his surgery. Surgery was on 1/12/2021 and from that time to now (1/14/2021) the power of attorney has made it impossible for his daughters to ask about his health, hear his voice, and come see him. They (his daughters) have been completely banned from the hospital and its property. As 2nd daughter's roommate and care giver this happenstance has her (and her sister) mental anguish. They need all the help they can get for this situation. Any information as to how to handle this is greatly appreciated and thank you in advance.

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Nina Whitehurst
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  • Crossville, TN

A: You might have to go to court to have a guardian appointed for this individual. Guardianship will override (revoke) the power of attorney.

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