Peachtree City, GA asked in Family Law, Estate Planning and Elder Law for Georgia

Q: In families with >1 kid who is responsible? A exclusions single parents?

I am the oldest of 4 adult kids, and single mom to a teen. I can no longer provide the financial and physical support for my aging mom ( turns 70 in Jan) as I have for the past 14 years. My other 3 siblings have no children, although the next oldest is married. Can I be sued for asking Mom to move out, since she isn't working?

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Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: You should talk to both a professional care manager and an elder law attorney about options for support caring for your mom. She might be eligible for Medicaid to pay for assisted living or skilled nursing, depending on the level of care needed. Good elder law attorneys either have professional care managers on staff or can readily refer you to one.

Robert W. Hughes Jr.
Robert W. Hughes Jr.
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Seems kind of cold on Mother's Day, but you are free to evict any adult in your home who is not on your lease or your title. Tou will go to the magistrate court in your county and file for a dispossessory.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleagues. You do have the right to evict her, but you may want to see if there are services she is qualified for that could help alleviate the financial situation. Check with the senior resources in your area to see if they can point you in the right direction. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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