Q: What do I need to file in order to be added as an interested person? Person is still living. More details included.
A man who was like a father to me growing up is now under probate court. His cousins have guardianship and conservator. They said now is not a good time. I've gone to his old residence a few times and they're refusing to tell me where he is now living. What I've gathered is an assisted living home. They keep telling me now is not the time. I don't want anything from them or my dad, I just want to see that he is ok. He was a hoarder his entire life and I'm excited to see him living in a real home not cluttered. He would never stay hidden from me, he's now in his 80s and dementia is setting in. I just want to see he is ok. There's no reason for them to hide him from me.
A: You're in a tough spot. If his family is unwilling to tell you where he is, you could try going to the probate court to look at the record. But even with that, his family could legally tell the facility not to let you see him. Whether they would do that or not, we can't tell. Unfortunately, "like a father" doesn't get you to the point of being an interested person under the law.
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