Guardianship Should be Last Recourse

This column first appeared in the SA Express News on January 18, 2016. Dear Mr. Premack: June of 2015 temporary guardianship was given by probate court. My mother had given me POA medical and general, and the court made me temporary Guardian of her Person. A private company was named temporary Guardian of her Estate,…

Smart Drivers Need to Know When to Quit Driving

Dear Mr. Premack: My father is 86 and has become a terrible, frightening driver. I won’t get in a car with him and have told my mother that she’s taking her life in her own hands if she lets him drive. But she has always deferred to him and just doesn’t have it in her…

How do you revoke a Durable Power of Attorney?

Dear Mr. Premack: A few years ago while I was in the hospital, my only daughter got me to sign a power of attorney giving her the ability to manage my money. I was so sick then that I almost don’t remember signing it. I got better and went home, and there weren’t any troubles until last…