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I would report this to your local law enforcement and also Adult Protective Services.This is exploitation of an elderly person.They may be able to prosecute him and also seek a protective order.It makes a record.Also you can write the judge here or wherever he filed to restore communication.It never hurts to get APS involved.I think long term she needs a guardian and they can help you be appointed and authorized to act by the judge.
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Every day, older adults and adults with disabilities are suffering from abuse, neglect, and exploitation; often by people they trust the most. Abusers may be spouses, family members, personal acquaintances, professionals in positions of trust or opportunistic strangers who prey on the vulnerable.
TYPES OF ABUSE
- Physical abuse;
- Mental, emotional, or verbal abuse;
- Sexual abuse;
- Self Neglect; and
- Financial Exploitation.
The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Aging Services, Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates all reports of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation of older persons (65+) or a adult (18+) with a disability who do not reside in long-term care facilities pursuant to the Disabled Adults and Elder Persons Protection Act, O.C.G.A. §§ 30-5-1, et seq.
For persons living in the community, Georgia law requires mandatory reporting of suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation by certain professionals who are mandated reporters*. Failure for a mandated reporter to report abuse, neglect and/or exploitation of a disabled adult or elder person is punishable by a criminal misdemeanor.