What forms are needed for my dad to get Power of Attorney over my mother if they are married?
If capacity exists, a power of attorney form may be used to
manage the affairs of another, otherwise it may be necessary to file a
petition to establish a guardianship or conservatorship. A power of
attorney may be general, with broad powers, or limited, such as granting
authority to handle only specific financial matters. However, the person
granting the authority in the power of attorney (the principal) must
have capacity to understand the nature of their actions. If the
principal is incapacitated, he/she cannot legally create a power of
attorney and the court may need to establish a guardianship or
conservatorship to allow another to manage their affairs.