Probably not. To sign Powers of Attorney, a person must have the legal “capacity” to do so. The person needs to understand what he or she is signing and how the document will work to appoint an agent for healthcare or financial decisions. When a person who has dementia is mentally incapacitated beyond a certain point, and a family member or other concerned person wants to act as the agent for the incapacitated person, there may need to be a court-ordered guardianship and/or conservatorship.
Can impaired persons sign Powers of Attorney?
Let Our Firm Help You
Tucson Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship Attorney
At the Wood Law Firm, we are committed to providing affordable legal services including estate planning, wills, probate, guardianship, conservatorship and elder law matters to those in Tucson and the surrounding community.
We Deliver Timely and Reasonable Legal Services to Tucson and the Catalina Foothills Community
Attorney Henry Wood is a member of various Bar Associations.
Please note that the information and materials contained on this website are not, nor are they intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your specific situation.
The Firm does not guarantee that any information on this website is complete or up-to-date. Transmission of the information contained in the Firm website is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship with the Firm or any of its individual attorneys. The Firm cannot represent you until it confirms that such representation will not create a conflict of interest. No attorney-client relationship is created with the Firm absent an express agreement between the Firm and the client.
Sending an Email will not make you a client of the Firm and information included in your Email will not be treated as privileged or confidential. Do not send confidential information via Email unless you are a current client.