Hayward, CA asked in Health Care Law, Elder Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for California

Q: If my father is under the care of his brother who is not using his disability check correctly

My uncle is using his checks for personal use. I want to take him under my care but I am unable because they will not release information regarding his heath insurance or disability. I am his next of Kin, what steps can I take action in he is currently 6 hours away.

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Priscilla Ann Madrid

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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Anaheim Hills, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you feel that your father is being financially abused by his brother the first step would be to file a report with adult protective services in your area. You may also want to file a petition for appointment of yourself as conservator of the person and estate of your father. Consult with an attorney in your area to determine whether this is a viable option. You can find out more about conservatorships on your local superior court website. Many courts offer conservatorship workshops for persons proceeding without an attorney.

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