Yes, I know about that! I would rather have a root canal than what the companies put us thru to handle everyday affairs for our loved ones without that golden ticket (POA).
Your husband and his brother has to sit down and a real heart to heart with their dad. If they think he is incompetent to handle his financial affairs, it would be in his best interest (in the long run) to have his sons take over by them declaring mental instability. It's a harsh blow and should be used as a last resort but it's better than knowing that their father is going to be thrown out in the street for failure to pay his bills. I hope they can talk some sense into him. Btw, I have one of those stubborn fathers as well.
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