I am the alternate agent under my mother's durable power of attorney. My stepdad is named as the primary agent. My mom and...Read more
The first thing you can do is look at the power of attorney documents to see if they contain a system for resolving disputes. The best option is to try and come to an agreement on your own. If that doesn’t work, you can try mediation. For more information about mediation, go here: http://www.elderlawanswers.com/family-strife-over-elder-care--consider-an-elder-mediator-14857. Unfortunately, if the agents under the two powers of attorney still do not agree, the only solution may be to petition the probate court to resolve the dispute. The court will decide what is in the best interest of the parent. Going to court costs time and money and should be used as a last resort.
For information on how to avoid a conflict between your POA and health care proxy, go here: http://www.elderlawanswers.com/avoid-disagreements-between-your-power-of-attorney-holder-and-health-care-proxy-8704.
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In practice since 1987, Fairfax Attorney Evan Farr is widely recognized as one of the leading Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Specials Needs attorneys in Virginia and one of foremost experts in the Country in the field of Medicaid Asset Protection and related Trusts. Evan Farr has been quoted or cited as an expert by n...
Mindy Felinton concentrates in the areas of Medicaid planning, Veterans' Benefits, asset protection, nursing home planning, elder law, wills, estate planning, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney, probate administration and trust administration and began her legal career 30 years ago as an Assistant State Attorney...
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