How does a person give power of attorney if he is paralyzed and can't sign his name, but still has good mental faculties? - AgingCare.com

How does a person give power of attorney if he is paralyzed and can't sign his name, but still has good mental faculties?

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He was in a car wreck and is paralyzed. He is able move his hand, but cannot write. He can move his lips, but cannot speak, Power of attorney is needed to take care of his affairs.

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He needs a full blown Guardianship. Get a lawyer ASAP. As a Notary, I would not witness even a thumbprint, because I would not know what the patient's capacity is to understand the document. A judge can appoint a guardian and this should be done ASAP if it has not been done already.
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