Hi to everybody.
My name is Helmut (I'm from Germany) and my father's condition has recently started to worsen (He has diabetes). As a consequence I have decided to take him in. (Before that he was living alone) My wife and I (both 39, he is 77) can handle surprisingly well all major health-related issues.
However, what has been really bothering us are legal issues especially insurance and bank-related issues.
For now he is taking care of them, but we were thinking about taking this into our hands.
As we don't know anybody in a similar situation and our doctor basically says that it is up to us I wanted to ask for some experiences from you.
What is there to consider when taking over his 'legal-issues'? From a legal standpoint it is ok in Germany, however it seems to us that taking it over (especially in the beginning) is quite a lot of hassle (On both sides - his and ours). Would this make sense for him/us? (We haven't talked to him yet because we want to think it through completely before we face him with that). What are your experiences? Is handling somebody else's legal issues 'annoying'?
Greetings from Germany,