How do I get a form for a power of attorney for my mentally handicapped adult children?

03/16/2007 - Guardianship - State: VA #1637

Full Question:

How do I get a form for a power of attorney for my mentally handicapped adult children?

Answer:

A person appointing an attorney-in-fact (i.e., granting a power of attorney) must be mentally and legally competent to appoint such a person to act on his or her behalf. Otherwise, the appointment is voidable. If the person does not have the mental capacity to understand that an agreement is being made or the general nature of the agreement, the person lacks contractual capacity. You need to open a guardianship or conservatorship for each child. Sample forms can be found at the following websites:

Petition for Guardianship:
http://www.uslegalforms.com/va/VA-CC-023-01.htm

Petition for Conservatorship:
http://www.uslegalforms.com/va/VA-CC-057-01.htm



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03/16/2007 - Category: Guardianship - State: VA #1637

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