Waltham, MA asked in Probate for Maine

Q: When dhhs Adult protective services in maine they never closed the case after 30 days never called us or stepped in

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Daniel J. Eccher
Daniel J. Eccher
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Winthrop, ME
  • Licensed in Maine

A: The Adult Protective Services agency only gets involved in certain cases that meet a strict statutory framework. It is difficult to know, without more facts, whether the agency did anything wrong in this case. If you believe more should be done, you could try to get law enforcement involved; you could try for an emergency guardianship through the county Probate Court (if you believe the elder has lost capacity to make his or her own decisions); or you could call Adult Protective Services again at 1-800-624-8404.

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