I am not aware of any kind of diagnosis stating exactly what condition he has, but he disapears for long periods of time with no contact at all (usually out of state) and then he ends up in jail or the psych unit at the closest hospital. He is currently admitted at an institution and my dad wanted me to look into a POA. Is this something a coroner has to do since he is not in his right mind? I want to make sure he cant cause anymore harm to himself than he already has, need help before they release him again.
There are several types of Powers of Attorney, but all require that the person executing them be legally competent. You could have him sign a durable power of attorney that would be effective even if he subsequently becomes incompetent. You might want to speak to his physician to have him interdicted if he can not handle his own affairs properly. You would need to have a statement from a physician to confirm this.
Speak with an estate or family law attorney to help guide you through these issues.
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