I contacted an attorney about obtaining a durable power of attorney for my elderly parents (father has dementia and mother is of sound mind but has medical issues). The attorney sent over a questionnaire for me to fill out before the meeting. The form asked questions about their assets (income, CDs, bank books, pensions, etc.). Is this part of getting a power of attorney because it seems more like estate planning? My mother received a power of attorney for my father when they sold their house. What was involved was only signing a form. I am already handling all the medical and financial decisions for them, but some institutions will not give out information unless I have power of attorney. What is the process for getting a power of attorney?