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Power of Attorney for Personal Care

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Is it true that a court can appoint a Guardian even if I already have given a Power of Attorney for Personal Care?

Yes, but that rarely happens. If you have an Attorney for Personal Care it usually means there is no need for a Guardian.

However, things can go wrong. For example, your attorney might not follow your wishes or act in your best interest. If you are no longer capable of revoking the Power of Attorney or of naming someone else as your attorney, a friend or family member could apply to a court to become your Guardian of the Person. If the court agrees, your Guardian would take over from your attorney.