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Home / My mother is in her eighties and needs looking after, as she is no longer capable of looking after herself at all. While I can help her physically, I do not have a power of attorney and cannot withdraw money from the bank to pay for all her needs. What should I do to be legally entitled to withdraw money from the bank and basically manage things for her ?

My mother is in her eighties and needs looking after, as she is no longer capable of looking after herself at all. While I can help her physically, I do not have a power of attorney and cannot withdraw money from the bank to pay for all her needs. What should I do to be legally entitled to withdraw money from the bank and basically manage things for her ?

By: דיאנה שאלתיאלPublished on: 19 May, 2022
In the absence of a power of attorney, it is possible to ask the family court to be appointed as guardian over an elderly parent’s property. Once the court has approved the appointment and the adult child has an order to this effect , she can then approach any financial institution to withdraw money while acting in the mother’s interests.

 


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