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My 87 yr old mother who has dementia is having a total knee replacement April 2. The family thought all legal matters were handled and that 2 of my sisters BOTH had DPOA. Come to find out only 1 sister has it, and she is out of the country at this time. My father also has dementia and CHF, so he is unable to handle things, should there be a problem. A living will and a trust was done about 30 yrs ago and no info on the attorney that originally drew up the papers. Any suggestions?? We live in Ohio. Thank you

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Each state has their own statues concerning POA. Ohio's statues are found @ http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/1337

While an option, I would advise against more than one person being the durable POA.

BTW, do you have medical POA for your parents? If not, this is a good time to get that done also.
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I bought a RocketLawyer software program from Wal-Mart that included a subscription to their site I went through the step by step process for filling out a durable power of attorney, because it needs to have certain wording to it for legal purposes. It even has the option of putting multiple powers of attorney that have to work together (all parties must agree) or independently. I'm not sure about the requirements in Ohio but in Washington state you don't have to have it notarized or filed unless you will be dealing with property transactions although it is a really good idea to have it notarized and you will need to ask the bank if they require any special forms filled out if you will be dealing with their bank accounts. Anyway I think that the program cost $10 - $15 when I bought it and it was very easy to use and covers all 50 states.

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They think they are fine. HThey arent real bad, but there are problems starting . We just need to get his done quick.
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How bad is you mother and father's dementia? Only they can change who has DPOA if they are of sound mind to change this. How long is the sister out of the country for? The main thing is that they are of sound enough mind to do this and their signature must be notarized. If they are not of sound mind to change the DPOA, then your only other option would be to go for guardianship.
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