Aging Parents Refuse to Assign POA because They ‘Feel Fine’
Dear Carol: My parents are in their 70s and healthy for their age. I’m the only adult child who lives near them, so it’s accepted by the family that I’ll be the caregiver when needed. I’m fine with that, but our parents refuse to assign me or another of my siblings Powers of Attorney (POA) because they “feel fine.” They feel that since they are married, there is no need. All true for now, but Dad has…Dear UT: It sounds as if your family gets along well, which is not just wonderful in general, but also priceless during transitional times. Your parents are correct that so far, what they have is sound. Yet, you are also…
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