My father is currently is the beginning stages of dementia and has had 2 heart episodes within a 4 month period. My sister is a nurse and made the decision, without consulting me, that she would take him home with her and keep him there. She also "found" his will while he was in the hospital and is now trying to convince him to change it because she was written out of the will in 2007. He doesn't even know what the will says anymore. She has been excluding me from all health and personal decisions, has told me I am not allowed to have him in my home. She monitors his calls, changed his banking passwords. And while he is in the hospital she has the Dr.s refer to her for all decisions. So my question is, as my father's durable and medical POA what rights do I have? Does my father have to have severe dementia before the POA takes effect? The will and POA's were written in Ohio and he now resides in Iowa. My father is my #1 concern. With his altered state of mind he forgets conversations he has had, shows up places twice because he didnt realize he was already there once. I dont want to put more stress on him. So what rights do I have?
Some POAs take effect immediately; some do not. Please take a copy of your POAs to an estate attorney so that he/she can advise you of your rights under the documents.
You need to immediately consult a lawyer that does probate and estate work. It is imperative you seek legal help immediately before she cleans out the estate for her benefit.
No attorney/client relationship exists until a fee agreement is signed. This is legal information not legal advice.
I think you have a problem that is about to get bigger....retain counsel and act quickly
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