A 38-year-old member asked:
do you need to have an official mental status evaluation to take over parents finances without their consent?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Woods answered
30 years experience Psychiatry
Legal Issue: Obtaining durable power of attorney over one's parent's finances is a legal issue. The laws regarding such matters differ from state to state. In the process of obtaining control of one's parent's finances without their consent, they would both need to be deemed incompetent by the court. Competency can only be determined by an official mental status evaluation.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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