Colorado Springs, CO asked in Elder Law for Arizona

Q: My 90 yr. old Mom won't have her lease renewed in Dec. and is in denial. Will the sheriff evict her and APS take over?

She has some dementia and does not have a will, powers of attorney, etc. despite my encouragement for years to get these documents. She won't listen to anyone regarding having to move out of the trailer park. If I went to court and was granted guardianship, would I be liable for whatever she did?

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Ryan K Hodges
Ryan K Hodges
  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Your mom could be evicted if the lease is not renewed. APS may get involved or at least investigate the situation. Guardianship sounds like a viable option, but you would be responsible for getting her placed somewhere safe.

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