Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX X'XX be answering your question. First of all, let me say that this sounds like a very difficult situation; there probably is no easy way out, because you've tried all the easy ways.
You do not mention it, but I'm assuming the power of attorney was what they call a 'durable power of attorney,' that is, it has a statement in it that it continues in effect after the principal becomes mentally disabled. If it doesn't have such a statement, then it expired when your mom became mentally disabled.That said, your only other resource is to petition the court for one of the sisters to be appointed guardian of your mother.
Such an appointment would effectively trump the power of attorney.
Naturally, it wouldn't be easy, because you can expect the POA sister to fight this.
The fact is that we don't know if this is a durable POA....AND every person I have talked with says that it is not my legal right to know this information
The doctor's office should have a copy, and you can see it with your release of medical information.
NOBODY has told us this. Is this only for the health care part or the financial part or just the financial part?
I'm not sure I understand your question. The release will get you whatever document is in the doctor's chart.
What I am sayin
What I am saying, is that my sister took my mom to an attorney's office and they had her sign what my sister has termed a document that says she has financial power of attorney over my mother. THAT is the document we are also wondering about since she makes every decision for my mother without even consulting her, and Mom is cognizant enough to answer as to what she wants or not.
Another resource is ... the state has an office that investigates situations where an elder is being abused or exploited; it sounds as if this may be going on here.
So, ultimately, the 7 of us have no right to see what Mom signed in the attorney's office, whether it was done correctly, or what the responsibilities and restrictions on us are?
No, not just because you are her daughters.
So...go to court....
or ... call the Wisconsin Department of Health Adult Protective Services Response System. They should investigate, where her property is disappearing with no explanation.
you can see them at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/APS/pros/index.htm
thank you. You have been very helpful. We appreciate your help. :)
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