Thursday, July 17, 2008

Visiting Dad's Lawyer

Dad’s lawyer has to evaluate Dad to see whether he is competent or not. He will do an assessment of Dad’s capacity. Power of Attorney is important in situations like this.

I am going to take control of Dad’s financial matters, since Dad cannot even write a check. We have power of attorney for this. Dad was violently opposed to this in June. He thought he could still keep track of things. We have to check out and renew insurance: life, car, home. As boarders living in Dad’s house Brian and I have tenant insurance.

It is important to seek the help of professionals, especially in the light of privacy laws, and legal issues that may arise. It took me more than a year to settle the estate as executor.

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