Kansas has a protection from abuse process "to provide quick and immediate protection." The Kansas Judicial system has created a one-stop portal website. But if you think your website viewing is being monitored or checked by the person from whom you do not feel safe, you should call 911...Read more »
cordial, but not close. It was revealed, without a doubt, this neighbor placed a false complaint to the state’s elderly abuse hotline naming me as the culprit. Last week, we woke early to welcome a caseworker and police investigator into the apartment. They both explained,“we get many calls out... Read more »
A Maine attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In a general textbook sense, it's possible the situation could be characterized as one involving defamation, where false statements result in someone suffering damages to their dignitary interests. But from a...Read more »
You can file for a guardianship in the probate court. Check the probate court web site for the guardianship process, and use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local probate attorney who handles guardianships to advise you. You can also call local senior services to assist until the the...Read more »
My father was involved in a Publishers Clearing House scam. Police reports were filed and now receiving numerous letters from attorneys to pay back credit card debt. Need significant assistance to navigate.
Many credit card companies have some type of fraud department that investigates these claims, but if not, I'm sure you could hire a lawyer to respond to the attorneys who are reaching out. I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help and will need to see the letters you've...Read more »
I was supposed to receive an inheritance. My mother claims that I cannot receive that until my grandmother passes away. My brother received a new truck and boat that I’m aware of. Is she lying to me ? I have a distant relationship with my mom, but it just seems as though she is flat out lying to... Read more »
Depends on who you mean by "we" and who would be the qualifying person for Medicaid. Ordinarily, the value of the primary residence is exempt for qualification purposes; you can "keep" it while the person is alive. However, once a person dies, the state may seek to recover what...Read more »
Yes and no. Nor for personal debts, student loan debts, credit card debts etc. but yes to medical bills. The creditors have a right to make a claim against his estate and the estate has an obligation to pay it as long as the assets in the estate are over and above the exemption amount. The...Read more »
His girlfriend cashed out his 401K and used his credit. She refused to let anyone talk to him over the past 2 yrs. She refused to take him to the doctors. He was wandering around daily in his Camptonville neighborhood. He has gone missing several times. My daughters and I flew out to check on him... Read more »
My aunt is trying to have me evicted from my grandmother's property against her wishes. She forged her name as the plaintiff on the summons but filled out the details in her own name. That's what I wrote in my answer. However we had a hearing where my aunt gave the judge a paper I did not... Read more »
I know dealing with your mother's health challenge especially under a pandemic. If your mother cannot make decisions for herself and there isn't a health care power of attorney, I am afraid you will need to become her guardian in probate court to make her care, custody, day to day, end...Read more »
He now has his strength back and claims he does not remember the attorney coming to the nursing facility but remembers constantly being pressured to sign his property over prior to rehab. My uncle is 83 years old and never wanted to sign his property over to anyone. What can he do to reclaim his... Read more »
How much Property is involved? Failure of Consideration and Fraud may be factors as apparently he has not been adjudicated incompetent. Was the attorney the draftsman and notary? Many facts and whatever witnesses are available will have to be put together. Time is a serious factor, especially...Read more »
Family farm was deeded to stepmother 7 years ago. Just finding out after my father’s death last month. So far no known will. Supposed will from 20+ years ago per fathers conversation with son. Significant isolation of father by stepmother. She had power of attorney. He had significant history... Read more »
We’ve video recorded an physical aggressive behavior of the Caregiver toward elderly man and filled a report to Adult protective services about the incident. The private home care agency wants the video clip. I don’t believe I should sent it to the accused agency. Advise?
I handle ALF cases and this is unfortunately quite common. You should immediately contact an attorney who handles ALF (Assisted Living Facility) and Nursing Home Negligence cases. This is valuable evidence which may form the basis of a claim against them. In Florida, there is something called the...Read more »
If you are being charged with a crime by the police or prosecuting authorities of the state, hire a criminal defense lawyer. If some family member or other person is just accusing you of elder abuse but is not an authorized representative of the State or local government having authority over...Read more »
Normally the attorney will have designated another attorney to take over his files when he passes. If not, then a court will usually get involved to appoint an attorney to take over the files. The designated attorney takes custody of the files and goes through them and does his best to return all...Read more »
She has POA. She has sold some of our 91 yr old mom's property & given the $ to her daughter. She's giving Mom's house to her son & spending Mom's money to renovate it first. She leaves Mom alone for days with the same guy (42 yrs old & unmedicated bipolar) who... Read more »
It sounds like financial abuse at the very least. If Adult Protective Services are not responding, you can try your county’s District Attorney’s offices. Depending upon where you live, they may have a unit dedicated to elder abuse.
They are about to be evicted from their apartment and keep getting in financial difficulties where they need money from us. We have asked them to let one of us take over their finances before, but they declined. They both have many serious medical issues, but don't follow through with... Read more »
Your concerns suggest a need for more than just powers of attorney, which are revocable at any time by the principle. You may need to explore guardianship, which is a more permanent arrangement, and actually divests your mother from being legally able to make her own decisions. It is unclear though...Read more »
You need to be more specific as to what your concern or issue is. What about your husband being in a "facility" (medical facility? prison? mental health hospital?) causes you to need advice about what to do?
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