Your husband has the awesome responsibility of handling his dad's affairs. He is liable for any and all decisions he makes on his father's behalf and should speak with an attorney now, not later. Putting his name on the bank account of his father may also mean that he is co-owner of the account, he would have access to that account for anything whatsoever, even if it was not on behalf of his father. If the bank allowed that to happen then they also assume liability.
Before he does anything, he should have an attorney review the Durable Power of Attorney, and advise him on the level of resonsibility he has taken on by acting on his father's behalf, and give advice on what needs to be done. My three questions to you are: (1) Over a year's time, would you agree thta we find ourselves making MAJOR decisions that affect our lives, as well as the lives of our loved ones? (2) Would some of these decisions be made easier with the advice of an attorney?, and (3) If you could call a top-rated attorney during normal business hours and ask them any question, personal, professional or financial, without receiving a bill, would it be beneficial to you and your family?
Friends and family can give you advice on anything, however, will what they avise you to do stand up in a court of law? In most cases, the answer is a resounding "No" because the law is not based on how you felt at the time or your belief; it is based on the legality of the action. Knowing what your options are is tantamount to making necessary decisions.
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