My husband has his paycheck deposited into his savings account and then deposits money into my checking account so I can pay all of the bills, grocery shop, etc. He was recently admitted to rehab quite suddenly and will be gone 30-90 days. I have no way to pay the bills and no access to his account. Because its rehab, I have no way of contacting him as he is out of state and not allowed to call. Is there a way to get an emergency temporary POA so I can have money transferred? Bills that were on automatic payment are bouncing like balls and I am down to $50 for three kids with no idea what to do...
It sounds as if he is inaccessible to provide you with a POA of any sort. Perhaps you could seek an ETG if he is not in a position to handle his own affairs. Your interest in paying your joint bills, however, could be seen as a conflict of interest. It sounds as if you are a dependent of your husbands. You will need to consult with an attorney to navigate this process effectively.
You can file an application for a conservatorship. He is not mentally incapacitated so a guardianship would not apply. A conservatorship is available in New Jersey when one is competent but needs help. You can possibly seek a temporary conservatorship to see if you can get enough funds to pay the bils while seeking a permanent hearing which may take 60-90 days.
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