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Mom barely gets out of the house. She has Parkinson’s and it’s hard for her to get in and out of car and just doesn’t feel well most of the time. She’s 93 and uses a walker. Her only outings are doctor appointments.


Her will needs updating. Not a lot of money. She wants me to be POA. I only have Medical POA at this point. The last hospital stay we did the living will so that is done. Just trying to get paperwork in order for her. She isn’t able to do very much anymore.


Her will includes my deceased brother on it and it needs to be changed to remove him, just to have everything current and accurate.

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Yes. Absolutely. Call the offices and explain. You will, of course, pay the hourly fee and it does tack on costs, as in California they kind of give an estimated 5 hours at anywhere from 450 an hour to 700 an hour. It's expensive but it is well worth it. Do give them an exact idea of what you want. For my brother and I, he was in rehab, and I went to office for one hour to explain everything we needed, the lawyer prepared all the documents, then came to the rehab to both get the signatures and to notarize everything.
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NeedHelpWithMom Jul 29, 2019
Thanks, this info helps a great deal.
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The ones we worked with did. Said that's typically what they have to do.
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NeedHelpWithMom Jul 29, 2019
I wasn’t sure but it does seem like they would have to be flexible working with the elderly. Remember when house calls were typical from doctors. Gee, I am showing my age. I actually remember doctors coming to the house.
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Yes, good attorneys will.  My attorney came to the hospital when my sister was in respiratory failure.   And I worked for a firm which got a last minute request to prepare an estate plan for a dying woman.   We worked quickly to get it done; the attorney took a witness the next day to the woman's home and the dox were executed, just in time as the woman died later that day or the next day (I don't remember which.

This is a question you should ask when you contact any attorney you're considering to help on this issue.
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NeedHelpWithMom Jul 29, 2019
Yes, I will ask. Thanks for info.
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I agree with WorriedinCal. I do not drive anymore, and any attorney I've used has come to the house, which was more convenient for me than taking public transportation or a cab, Uber, etc.
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Yes attorneys do make housecalls. I can’t imagine the type of attorney you need NOT making house calls. We had no problem getting an attorney to come out to MILs house when she went on hospice and had to her affairs in order. There was no extra charge for it either but I can’t say that all attorneys will come out for free
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