My sisters have stolen a property from my mother, and I'm trying to get it back for my mother with a lawyer. Her lawyer said those two sisters are trying to build a case that I'm elder abusing my mother by doing something she doesn't want to do. My 87 year old mother is 100% coherent... Read more »
Elder abuse is based on a definition of elder abuse found in the Oregon Statutes: https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/124.005. Your mother's opinion, while not insignificant, does not determine if a case of elder abuse does or doesn't exist. You should get your own lawyer and discuss the...Read more »
This is a broad question. Please help me understand what risk my siblings and I may have for our father driving. Is there any case law in Oregon setting precedence? In my mind's eye, we have a moral obligation to the public. My questions are: Knowing our Dad should probably not be driving... Read more »
If you father does not live in your house, isn't driving your car, and isn't listed on your car insurance, I don't think you have any legal ties to him such that the damages for an accident he causes will come back on you. The indirect financial problem would be that if he causes an...Read more »
ORS 109.010, to the best of my knowledge, only is actionable by the parties mentioned, ie a parent suing a child for support or a representative of the child suing the parent for support. The statute is not a mechanism for a third party creditor to hold the adult child responsible for a debt of...Read more »
My dad doesn't have a will and I am not sure he can actually get one because he has communication issues. Also, if he now wants to gives away property to his children, would this hinder his ability to get medicaid because it would be viewed as dumping assets in order to be fully funded for... Read more »
You may need to have a conservator appointed by the court for your father if he is unable to handle his own financial affairs. If he has the capacity to make his own decisions, he could appoint an attorney in fact under a power of attorney to assist in handling his financial affairs. Depending on...Read more »
We have no clue what type of fiduciary capacity these people have. If they have been appointed by the court their actions are subject to review by the court and you will need to get an attorney to help you seek such a review. If they aren't court appointed I am afraid we can't guess how...Read more »
I have been caregiving for my grandmother for 2 years this July and have thus kept her out of a nursing home. Even when we reach the two year mark she can't transfer the house to me just because of the technicality that I am a granddaughter and not a son or daughter. Her only living child has... Read more »
Who told you this? PROVIDED your grandmother is of sound mind and she WANTS to leave the house to you, she can. If she wants to give the house to charity she can do that too. If she wants to give the house to the local fire department so they can burn it down as a training exercise she could do...Read more »
My mother has outlived her funds, She receives $1201.00 a month in Social Security. She does not qualify for medicaid and is being threatened with eviction. We have tried to find her another place to live in the area so she can stay close to her Doctors and there just isn't anything available... Read more »
I would not assume that she doesn't qualify for medicaid. At her age, 86, she should probably be in assisted living and she should be able to qualify for medicaid that would help pay for that. She would have to spend her social security on the cost of her care and medicaid would pick up the...Read more »
If the bills are in the deceased's name alone, and are not liens on any property (for example, a mortgage) you are not obligated to pay the bills. The deceased's creditors can start a probate of his estate, but if there are no assets, the creditors won't bother. You should tell the...Read more »
Four hour maximum sitting time only. CPR certification only. Not looking to make a big business out of this. Would I need insurance, and if so what type? Would a simple contract be enough to cover my bases?
I do not do elder law, but you might want to look into if this would require some sort of license like a CNA. As to insurance, you always want to have insurance, and a commercial general liability (CGL) should suffice, along with perhaps a professional liability rider. This way if something happens...Read more »
The original question is very vague and potentially misleading, the actual question is this: Are there any legal avenues a person can pursue that would permanently prevent them from having to go to an elder care or medical facility later in life regardless of their mental condition at that later... Read more »
A local estate planning lawyer should be able to advise.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to...Read more »
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