Posted by Emily on March 06, 2001 at 15:33:01:
I would advise her to seek an estate planning attorney in her county, check Martindale-Hubbell’s lawyer directory at: http://www.martindale.com/locator/home.html .
If she wants to have the husband declared incapable, then she will need to go to court and be declared his guardian (usually it is temporary guardianship, then a petition is made to grant permanent guardianship.) She would then be able to act on his behalf if she is granted as guardian of his estate. This will cost several thousand in attorney’s and court fees (including a case study made by the court on the proposed conservatee’s behalf).