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Many people confuse being a POA to being a guardian. It's far from that. As a POA, you execute the person's wishes. You don't enforce your wishes on them.
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Are you still there deedee69?

Can you respond to the questions.
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Crickets.
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Has he or can he be declared mentally incompetent? If not, he makes his own decisions.
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What kind of POA do you hold? Is it active?

POA is not a license to be in control and handle things your own way, most of them will state that you are required to do things on their behalf in the same manner they would do them and with their best interests in mind. (Meaning of course when they were not mentally compromised)

You will need to give more information before you can get any good information.

If your dad was just getting his affairs in order in case of sudden incapacitation, then you have no control or say so. If he made you POA years ago and has recently been declared incompetent then you have authority to protect him and his best interest.

Please let us know what the situation is.
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Like said it all depends.

POAs are a tool not guardianship. They are assigned so that a persons finances and medical needs can be carried out when they no longer can do it for themselves. They have been found incompetent. (Some members have said that some POAs start at time of signature, mine was at time of incompetence) You need to read urs to see how its worded.

Does your father have Dementia or ALZ and found incompetent to run his own life? If so, he cannot get married. Its a contract that he cannot sign.

You don't say how old Dad is? Is there reasons why getting married would not be a good thing.
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Has the POA been activated due to being declared mentally or physically incapacitated? If Mentally, then I do not believe he can enter into a contract, which a marriage is. If you have POA because he is physically incapable of doing things then he could perhaps marry.

But the bigger question is who and why now?

On a side note, my Mum was a marriage commissioner and she performed several ceremonies in the hospital and care facilities, including at least one deathbed wedding.
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Yes, unless there is something else important that you're not telling us, such as that his mental capacity has been formally assessed and been found wanting.

If that is the case, if he has been declared legally incompetent, he does not have the mental capacity to make any kind of contract including marriage.

Is this an urgent issue?
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Need more info.
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