What is the name of your state? Georgia
I have a 70 year old Uncle with neither a wife nor children of his own that has a severe alcohol problem that has caused frontal lobe damage. We are seriously contemplating "commitment" but have questions about it in the legal aspect.
1. We have a POA signed by him. If we proceed to have him deemed incompetent/committed will that nulify the POA?
2. what is the process of his being committed? ie:is it just a 30 day detox situation, or is it more intense and longer if he's still not well.
3. We are aware of needing only 2 signatures of family members to start the process, but can we have the 4 parties (including myself) involved in the situation all sign in order to halt any later backlash from him? ie: singling out individuals to disinherit over this, IF he ever gets better--and that's a very slim chance at this point after talking with his Dr here.
4. Is it necessary at this time to have him update his will if he is deemed incompetent? Would it get thrown out later over the mental situation? (the court would divide it the way he's always said he was going to do it anyway--been down the non-existant will road before)
Any input would be GREATLY appreciated! We have until March 27th to do this (he has dual residency--NOT citizenship--in the UK) he will be headed back over seas then.
Oh! One last question... Does anyone know if the POA would work on getting his medical records from the UK? He's had several detox trips over the last couple of years there.
THANK YOU!What is the name of your state?