How do I get power of atterney in Arkansas?

I am needing to get power of
atterney on my grandmother. My
issue is that she is still legally
married. Her ‘husband’ was just
released from prison where he was
since ’99. Would I still be able
to obtain power of atterney over
her with her still technically
being married? And how do I go
about doing s

Asked on June 20, 2017 under Estate Planning, Arkansas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

*You* don't do anything: she does. Assuming your grandmother is mentally competent (only mentally competent people can grant powers of attorney, or POAs), your grandmother can create a POA for you at will. (You and she could find forms online to help you, but you are advised to have an attorney draft it for you.) The thing is, as stated, *she* must do this--voluntarily. While she has the power to grant you a POA, she has no obligation to do so, and you have no way to compel her.


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