Power of Attorney
My fiance recently attempted to take her life and has voluntarily committed herself for treatment after being Baker acted at the hospital.
She will be in a PHP (Partial Hospitaliztion Program) for a minimum of ninety (90) days and has asked me to handle her affairs until her release.
The General Power of Attorney information for the state of Florida indicates: ”a natural “mentally” competent person (called the “Principal” or “Grantor”) to authorize someone else (called the “Agent” or “Attorney-In-Fact”) to act on his or her behalf.
Is Kelly considered to be mentally competent given the circumstances and her current treatment? Is there a special type of POA that we need to fill out other than the General POA?
Re: Power of Attorney
A person only has to be mentally competent when they sign the paper. A person can have moments of lucidity during otherwise incompetent times. so as long as they are lucid at that monet of signing, then all you need is a regular power of attorney.
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