Q My husband and I divorced last year. He has not changed his medical or durable powers of attorney, both of which name me as the primary attorney. He has dementia and needs to be placed in a memory care facility. His son is the backup agent, but he lives in another state and deals with his wife’s cancer diagnosis. Do I still have power of attorney? Am I allowed to organize his care?
A. Under Texas law, your authority as an agent under your husband’s durable power of attorney and your husband’s medical power of attorney ended when your divorce became final.