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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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My Father died November of 2014 My Step Mother has dementia She

My Father died November of 2014My Step Mother has dementiaShe has been taken from her home in Alamogordo New Mexico by her sister to Alpine TexasMy Step Mothers name is ***** ***** she has said I do not want to live with my sister because she bosses me aroundHer Sister is EXTREMELY interested in the money my father left to DORAI made a report to the Texas Adult Protective Services and have since found out that her sister is filing for Custody of DORA Please help me to know how to stop this and I am willing and able to takeCustody but I do not know where to start

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I had adult protective services called on me and it's a false

I had adult protective services called on me and it's a false report. What's the process?JA: The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Family Lawyer can help you best. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: I don't get along with my sister and I mother. My sister conspired with my mother to report that I have been stealing her money, my mother's bank statements go to her residence. They also reported that I forced the deed to be signed over to me. Years ago my mother had my deceased father's creditors going after her and for her protection it was signed over to my name. I signed, my mother signed and my sister signed as a witness. My mother has been in rehabs off and on for years and has issues with prescription pill addiction. My sister is taking care of her affairs, not me. I removed myself years ago due to my mother's abusive behavior.JA: Is there anything else the Family Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: That's the bulk of it for nowJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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In the state of California is there any law against leaving

In the state of California is there any law against leaving an elderly person (severe dementia) and totally unable to care for themselves, feed themselves, walk, go to the bathroom etc. alone at any time. I have a friend who has an elderly parent who is being left alone sometimes for several hours at night after the caregivers leave. We have been told that it is against the law and also that thought it is a bad decision to do there is no law that will hold up in court. I know laws differ in different states.

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