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Q: Spouse is Guardian & commits adultry in state of MO & spouse is incapacitated what can be done

My sister's husband was granted guardianship & conservatorship his name isn't on her home but he has moved his ex in my sister's home. We would like to know how to advocate for my sister who is incapacitated

Lydia Seifner answered on May 9, 2018

You could apply to become a substitute guardian, talk to an attorney in the county where your sister's guardianship is filed.

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Q: What can the family do to protect a family member who is mentally incapacitated (due to stroke) living with another

family member who is also mentally unstable?

Kristi Burmeister answered on Jan 27, 2018

Sorry to hear you are dealing with this. You could petition the Court for a guardian or a conservator to step in and make sure your family member is being cared for properly. If your family member is in immediate danger of some sorts, obviously call the police. Getting a guardian or conservator... Read more »

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Q: Can POA sell property

The property that is been sold was left to me in a will the other property goes to her what happen what happen to the bal of the money from the sell if he dies will that come to me or her

Kenneth V Zichi answered on Jun 28, 2017

The answer depends on how the will is worded. If you receive the property and ONLY the property, if it is not owned at the time of death, the 'gift' is not effective. If you were given the 'property or its proceeds' then you'd get the money earned from its sale. That is a pretty unusual thing to... Read more »

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Q: should I contact the company's owner if the front line management won't address abuse in a nursing home

Adam Studnicki answered on Jan 15, 2016

That's an option. Talking to an elder law or nursing home abuse lawyer about your rights and potential avenues of action is another option.

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