Prior to becoming a legally incapacitated adult/ward of the Court, I'll call this person Matthew. Matthew and family was granted a protective order against the petitioners progeny, her house has a history of violence.
The state sought charges on the behalf Matthew's mother against... View More
No, it would generally not be legal or ethical for guardianship to be granted to someone who has violent felons living in or frequently visiting the home where an incapacitated adult or ward of court resides. There are several issues here:
• The court has a responsibility to thoroughly...View More
She has had lots of falls. We had a meeting and they stated we could not use cameras. Under Michigan Law I think we can. She has her own room which is a bathroom, small living area with a small partial kitchen area.
We have a power of attorney for financial and one for healthcare issues. My sister is named as primary on both with me as successor. We agreed that I would handle finances and she would handle healthcare. The bank wants a letter of resignation from her declining to be the agent for... View More
Your sister is right to be concerned, creating a need for a conservatorship to be established. While everyone sounds to be in good terms now, you all could elect to do that now to save the hassle of having to do it in the midst of a crisis.
My parent's only asset is her house. She has very little cash. If I loan her money for essential expenses, will I be able to get that money out of the house when it is sold, before Medicaid is eventually reimbursed for nursing home care? Thank you.
I'm her only child and she's not married. The only thing she has left is some clothes and a few nick nacks. I intend to donate most of it to good will. How do I go about being named executor? Since she had nothing why would I want to be named executor? She was married for a long time to a... View More
Absolutely, in Michigan and many other jurisdictions, you can certainly create a Power of Attorney (POA) revocation letter in advance and retain it for potential future use. This proactive approach allows you to be prepared should you ever need to revoke a previously granted power of attorney. Your...View More
Depending on the circumstances, there might be specific grounds for dissolution outlined in the trust document, or it may require the agreement of all beneficiaries. If all beneficiaries are in agreement, the process can be more straightforward. However, if the trust document does not provide for...View More
You need to be in touch with an elder law attorney asap. First, that person will need to help you figure out if you are being sued individually or in the capacity of the estate representative. If they are trying to take the house, I imagine you are involved in your capacity as the estate...View More
Mom has dementia, but she is coherent; very forgetful too. She currently lives in rehab center. Mom now wants me to inherit. However, she cannot advocate for that. I am banned ( but I snuck in twice). CT has mom’s ID. Anything I can do short of suing for guardianship?
Not necessarily. A lot will depend on the condition of the man you lived with and whether you can establish tenancy. It sounds like the man has some mental or age-related conditions going on, causing some concerns from his sons about his vulnerability. Regardless of your intentions, you do not want...View More
My grandmother is in agreement about selling her house but the family wants to make sure that this will not result in any negative outcomes. She is paying out of pocket for the assisted living as it is not otherwise covered. She has SSI and Medicare only. She is not eligible for Medicaid, nor are... View More
This situation is complex enough to warrant a consult with an elder law attorney AND a financial planner to help you all run through various scenarios and outcomes. In fact, there is so many products and strategies out there that you may just want to get at least two solid opinions because there...View More
My mother wants to pass the house on to me when she passes, but she also has the potential to be in long term care in the couple years. Will medicare take our house if she goes into long term care (or do they even currently have a lien due to my deceased father being in a nursing home)? How can we... View More
My dad is currently in the hospital, unfortunately looking at hospice, sold his home, I'm POA in Fact and neither bank that he previously had accounts with wont allow me to cash/deposit them and both our names are on the check. I'm also being prevented from opening an account and cashing... View More
You have a written PoA that the banks won’t honor?
Without SEEING the documents it is impossible to provide useful advice. Who drafted the PoA? That would be the best attorney to approach but ANY estate planning attorney in your area can help — IF you provide them a copy of the...View More
Dr. Kavanagh immediately suggested "pulling the plug" and after two visits to Borges we got her to Bronson where A bowel blockage was surgically removed, my Mom was sent home after only 24 hours and is recovering.
Thank you. It sounds like you may have a civil or administrative issue to address with Borges or that particular doctor; you should start there to address your concerns about that sign. The other answers provided were all within the whelm of possibilities depending on the totality of the...View More
After taking a snapshot of this sign six plainclothes security one uniformed approached ordered me into the hall asked why I'm taking, I replied because this is my Mom and I love her. They took my id and would not return it until I agreed to leave, I had done nothing but take this picture. If... View More
A number of reasons, all of which depend on facts you are not disclosing in your question. Could be as simple as they are acting on instructions from the proper patient advocate - perhaps your mom's spouse or one of your siblings. Maybe there is an adult protective services investigation or...View More
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