Kissimmee, FL asked in Elder Law and Family Law for Florida

Q: Why can't I see my 87-year-old mother if there is no legal reason why

My mother was brought down to Saint Cloud Fl by my aunt after her husband died on April 23. My aunt is planning on with a living man friend taking over my mother's Lower Manhattan NY apartment My aunt claims my mother doesn't want to talk with me but my mother never told me that and I haven't been able to see her for months. I would like to know what if anything I can do about this

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Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You didn't indicate what, if anything, is preventing you from going to your mother's place or calling her. That info would be necessary to determine what, if anything, a lawyer can do for you. Contacting your mother would also be the first step in determining what rights, if any, you have regarding the NY property. You would need to determine if she executed any legal documents in that regard, such as a power of attorney or a deed - and if she did, whether she was of sound mind at the time.

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