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…legal, or medical decisions for himself, due to the progress of his disease. Jenna knew that it was dangerous for him to make any money decisions. Her father, on the other hand, thought he was just fine. He had always been “a control freak”, Jenna said, and she was worried that he would be furious if she told him she was taking over the finances.
We advised Jenna how to use the power of attorney, how to get started, and what protective actions to take first. We gave her a plan for how to approach her father.
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