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Question: My fiance and I went to Dallas over Easter weekend to get his mother Mary age 76 from the nursing home she was in. She has severe Dementia and her husband agreed to let us take her in. He no longer wants to make any decision on her. Phillip is her only child. We need to get power of Attorney on her. Was told we needed to get a Durable Power of Attorney and would cost us 6k to do this. Is their a cheaper way? How? Thank you

Answer: For your specific situation, and because your fiancés mother is a resident of Dallas, Texas, it is best to contact the Texas Department of State Health Services to assist you on health care for your fiancé’s mother and providing guidance on other pertaining legal issues. On the Attorney General of Texas website, it says, “You should consult with an attorney when preparing a Durable Power of Attorney, to ensure that it accurately reflects your wishes and needs.” (www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/seniors/estate-advance-care-planning) The Texas Department of State Health Services phone number is 800-242-3399

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  • My fiance and I went to Dallas over Easter weekend to get his mother Mary age 76 from the nursing home she was in. She has severe Dementia and her husband agreed to let us take her in. He no longer wants to make any decision on her. Phillip is her only child. We need to get power of Attorney on her. Was told we needed to get a Durable Power of Attorney and would cost us 6k to do this. Is their a cheaper way? How? Thank you

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