What do I do to get control of my incapicated fathers financials

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What do I do to get control of my incapicated fathers financials

My father had a massive stroke and is incapacitated, he will never recover, Family has already agreed to put me in charge of my fathers well being and finances. He does not have alot of assets but I need to get control of his financials

Asked on October 9, 2016 under Estate Planning, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The only way to do it is to bring an action in family court to have your father legally declared incompetent and to have yourself appointed as his legal guardain (also called a "guardian ad litem"); only then will you have authority over his finances.
You will need medical evidence (e.g. the testimony of physicians who have examined and/or treated your father) to prove his incompetence to the court, and are advised to retain an attorney to help you.


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