I just found out 1 of my sister has financialy cohersed my 74 year old mother out of a good portion of her retirement money and she coherced my mom to buy her a fifth wheel travel trailor that is in my mothers name and mom is making the payments. My sisters finaces and credit is the pitts at best. She has abused my mother Financialy. What legal recourses do I have, should I get law enforcement or social service to help. I dont know what to do. Please help. Thanks VCP
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State (if USA): Colorado
nothing so far. trying to decide if I should handle it myself or get legal services involved.
Hello,Thank you for using JA. .Is mother mentally or legally impaired in some way?.Has she had a guardian appointed to manage her affairs?.
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No to both, She was married for most of her life. My dad took care of eveerything. He past 6 years ago and she has made all her financial decisions sense. My sister is taking advantage of her by enfluencing her to do things she does not want to.
Ok, please don't shoot the messenger, but if mother is not under any type of mental Disability or a guardianship, then she can choose to spend her money to help out sister without any legal repercussions. Although it may not be prudent for her to do so, there is no legal method for keeping a competent adult from spending their money how they choose to..However, if you feel that sister is forcing mom to do things she doesn't want to, this may be considered "undue influence" and possibly elder financial abuse. You could file a formal complaint with one of the agencies that works with the CO Attorney General here:.http://www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/initiatives/consumer_resource_guide/elder_issues.
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