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If your wife is really into her Dementia, POA maybe off the table. She needs to have the cognitive ability to assign you.
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www.nelf.org is the best place to find a certified elder law attorney in your area.

I have found that they are well versed in every aspect of dealing with elders and all that entails.

I scheduled consultations with every attorney in my area and interviewed them to ensure that I was comfortable with the one I ultimately hired. I don't think that you should have to pay them for that interview either, you are after all looking at hiring them.

Best of luck finding a good fit for your needs.
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I find attorneys by looking up firms in the State Bar Directory and sometimes the local county bar directories by specific practice area (e.g., elder law, real estate, etc.).   Then I check out their website, read the backgrounds of the attorneys in the practice law which I'm interested, and read some of the articles they've written.  Good lawfirms often have sections of their websites which include articles their members have written on their specialty areas.

I also make a list of questions to ask, such as hourly rates vs. flat fee for a given amount of work, data they need, and literally anything else they want to discuss before interviewing a new client.

Here's a FindLaw (a good legal resource for practitioners as well as nonpractitioners) selection of  estate planning attorneys in your area:

https://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/lawyer_dir/search/jsp/stdSearch_process.jsp?stype=BY_ADDR_OR_ZIP&keyword=need+estate+planning+documents&location=Baltimore%2C+Maryland&sLanguage=

My preference has always been law firms with multiple practice areas as opposed to a single attorney.   An estate planning practice might include someone focusing on unique trusts, someone else on revocable and irrevocable trust as well estate planning documents, someone else who include probate litigation in a practice area, etc.   Some attorneys also prepare IRS Form 709s (gift tax returns).
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Naela.org/findalawyer.
This is the professional organization where you can plug in your location. A list of elder law attorneys with certification will pop up
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No specific recommendation, but find an elder care atty in Baltimore.
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This site isn't here to make recommendations, but rather to give general information from caregivers regarding questions. My advice would be to ask at your Church who might be trusted. Sometimes Doctors have personal experience, Social workers might. Otherwise investigate the license of someone you pick online in your area and ask for an interview; most will do this free of cost. And give you an estimate of what you need, cost of same. Good luck.
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