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We got a v.a.p.o. For a family senior friend against

We got a v.a.p.o. For a family senior friend against harassing family that has only met adult 3 times. She's 67 with disabilities.The state of wa. Sees her as an adult that can go where ever she wants. She currently resides an adult home as she needs some help. The family wants to take her away from her only stable environment and family she's ever known.She has an attorney that filed the vapo and that attorney asked that all parties meet the defendants family attorney before court.? Why would this attorney recommend when he's the one who filed vapo?Why would any attorney recommend seeing the defendants attorney before court?

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My father has dementia and mental illness and i can no

My father has dementia and mental illness and i can no longer keep up with being his POA and DPOA. I found some some forms for revoking those but how do I have him declared incompetent (which he is) so that the state will appoint him a gaurdian?JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And just to clarify, what paperwork has been filed?Customer: Washington. No paperwork filed. Just the POA and DPOA in exiistenceJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I don't know what you mean. No proceedings have startedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My father passed away 28 months ago; he owned property in

my father passed away 28 months ago; he owned property in Florida and had an IRA with Fidelity plus other investment accounts; Months before my dad passed she wanted to keep the house in Florida, at this time she had one of his IRA accounts transferred to her name and the property in Florida transferred to her name. the money from this particular acct was to be split between myself and my 2 sisters. these decisions and legal procedures all took place while my father was in pain and on powerful pain medications within the last 6 months of his life. there are also other issues but I would like to know if there is any legal action that may still be available to my family; her actions were obviously planned and her intentions obvious. Again, this is only one example

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For years my mother was bedridden because if osteoporosis.

For years my mother was bedridden because if osteoporosis. She was married to a man who never wanted any of her family around her, yet we never stopped coming around. She and her husband lived in the home my dad had paid for, so I always felt I could come and go since I grew up there. This is what I did. For years my mother paid out of her own money,the money my dad had given her as a gift and from his social security check each month, for a caregiver to help take care of her since she was confined to a hospital bed. Her husband, however, insisted he could do this job better, so half the time he wouldn't let anyone near her. We found out later that she remained in soiled pjs that had been thrown in the dryer and put back on her on several occasions. He also administered all of her meds. We recently found out he only fed her one egg a day. She was sick a lot and did go to the hospital several times for dehydration. Many times in the past, he did over medicated her in spite of what anyone told him. Finally, after realizing what he was doing to her, I turned him in to Texas Adult Protective services. My older brother and I met with the social worker and her supervisor and the spouse last April and her husband was told that the State had enough evidence against him to charge him for abuse and neglect, but they didn't. Instead, they turned her care and all the medications over to my brother and me. So, using my mother's money, I hired 24/7 care, and put her medicine in a lock safe. She was doing so well, eating better, laughing, even trying to read the newspaper. My sister moved in and administered the meds: I had AM & PM meds in dispensers under lock as well as a card describing what each pill looked like and what it was for in case a pill was dropped. The nurse from the home care said the meds situation was good. The spouse was told by the social worker not to give my mother anything, to leave her care up to me and my siblings.About a month ago, one of the caregivers caught the spouse giving my mother some of his homemade wine. My mother developed a bad case of diarrhea. His response was he could do what he wanted. I contacted the social worker and she did nothing. Then two weeks ago, my sister had to leave for a week to take care of some business. This was on a Tuesday, and I was going the next day to stay at my mother's house until she returned. Even though she had a caregiver 24/7, we felt that someone had to watch him at all times. Around noon on that Tuesday, I got a text from the caregiver that my mother was throwing up. She said that after Mother had her breakfast, she complained of her stomach. This is when her spouse gave her Two alka seltzers. He had already been told by a nurse while Mother was in the hospital last April not to give her alka seltzer; instead give her some kind of carbonated drink( Srite); she had already had a Nexium before breakfast that morning. I had also told the caregiver to call me if he ever tried giving her anything. I had also bought some gingerale in her refrigerator for that very purpose, indigestion. To make a long story short, my mother continued to throw up and had to go to the hospital that same Tuesday evening. She died three days later. They said she had aspirated. I contacted the social worker and she responded with "sorry for your loss." I'm devastated. Can anything be done about this? At the hospital, I don't think anyone discussed him giving her the alka seltzers, but that is definitely what caused her to start vomiting, which in turn caused her to aspirate.

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Request Law Educator Esq I have had the original deed to the

Request Law Educator EsqI have had the original deed to the near 162 surveyed acres of Mom's property for 40 years. They are in a safety deposit box. My brother tried to get in my box using papers he carries in a briefcase but the bank would not buy it. The bank employee told me he was a fast talker. I was in the clerks office getting copies of the deeds when my brother's attorney walked in. He is a good guy and we grew up together, but I have no disillusion. He will represent my brother aggressively and has already proven that, then later kinda does a "I sorry to me". I have the original deeds. Can the property be sold without them? If it comes down to it I will give them up. I just need to know. At present Medicare or Medicaid I assume has a lien on the property.

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How do I get declared common law married when my spouse has

How do I get declared common law married when my spouse has been diagnosed with an mental illness, I have been with him since 1987 and lived together off and on top 2002 at which time we have been living together unless one has had to be gone do to another family illness which required their assistance. He was diagnosed after a situation of family violence which I was considered the victim and other friends called in adult protective services. I was not here for about 6 weeks do to defending myself against the accusations which were given. Today his sister has taken him in to have him Sign a medical and a durable power of attorney. She says I have no legal rights to him. What are my rights I really need some help.

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S (my first cousin) daughter Rena married a man and had

Betty's (my first cousin) daughter Rena married a man and had three sons by him, this was over six years ago. In January of 2010, Rena had a very bad stroke shortly after the birth of her last son. She almost died. After a stay in the hospital, Rena came home to live and be cared for by Betty. The last son came there shortly after birth to love there with Betty until recently when his father took him back. Rena has been in Betty's care there at the house from 2010 until the present. Rena's husband found a new live-in girlfriend a few months after Rena's stroke. He has not divorced her.Her husband has not contributed to her care out of his pocket monetarily at all. He applied for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Needless to say, if there is any money coming to Rena, her husband is collecting it all. At first Rena was receiving home health care whereby: nurses would come to house to care for her, she could get supplies, therapy and such. Her husband has cut off the services Rena was getting, so she is not receiving any help or services beyond what her mother is doing for her. Her husband did not work for the first three years after Rena's stroke, however he is working now. He claimed Rena and the baby on his taxes even though they were not living with him. He still claims Rena on his taxes. He was bought about four vehicles since Rena's stroke. This is a heart wrenching situation, and he is a despicable human being!!!Betty has kept good records of all dates, times of any hospital visits. Betty and her husband Maurice are retired and on fixed incomes. They have kept records of monies they have spent out of pocket for their daughter.1. Is any of his behavior concerning Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security illegal?2. Is his claiming his wife and infant son on his taxes illegal?3. He is committing adultery, can Betty sue for divorce on behalf of Rena? At least this way Rena can receive the services that he needs.

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Is the person named in a life estate collect the profit on

Is the person named in a life estate collect the profit on the sale of the house that was deeded to her adult children if they choose to sell the property before their mother passes?

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In the state of Nebraska, My mother is 81 and is the sole

In the state of Nebraska, My mother is 81 and is the sole caregiver for her 81 yr old husband who has Alzheimer's.her eldest son is 56 and has lived on public assistance for decades. It has come to my attention that recently the son has been getting mom to pay for large purchases for him, several automobiles in that last year for instance, and these are just the things I know about. She does this willingly because she feels sorry for him and he is slowly taking all of their savings. Since she doesn't object, is their anything I (another son) can do to put a stop to this? Would she have to agree to it?

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