How do I get power of attorney from parents who have dementia? 3 Answers as of April 28, 2015

Parents have no power of attorney. Father and mother have dementia and decisions need to be made medically and financially.

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The Stutes Law Group, LLC
The Stutes Law Group, LLC | Ronald E. Stutes
If your parents have dementia, they cannot grant valid powers of attorney. You will need to go to court to have one or both of them interdicted, which means they are declared incapable of taking care of their own affairs. You can ask to be declared curator, which means you could make decisions for them.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 4/28/2015
The Bryan Law Firm, L.L.C.
The Bryan Law Firm, L.L.C. | Douglas L. Bryan
If they're unable to make an informed decision and know what they are signing, then probably the proper way of handling their affairs would be to have them interdicted, or legally declared incompetent.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 4/28/2015
Attorney At Law | James G. Maguire
They can only give power of attorney if they are mentally competent to do so. They would have to understand what they are doing.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 4/28/2015
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