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How do I make my father a of the court. He is 88 and his

How do I make my father a ward of the court. He is 88 and his mind and body are gone. I am his POA. Medicaid is not an option. He is indigent.JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And just to clarify, what paperwork has been filed?Customer: The state is Indiana. Have applied for Medicaid but there is a problem and he is not eligible.. I have not filed paperwork because I do not know what legal paperwork is required. I cannot afford a lawyer. Thank you so much for talking to me.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes. They want $2,000.00 down and $195 an hour on top of that. I am fully able to complete legal paperwork. i DIVORCEDJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes. I am afraid for my father. I am disabled and cannot care for him in my home. He will have to leave the nursing home soon, and I am out of options.

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My sister has anxiety and depression and sent an e-mail to

My sister has anxiety and depression and sent an e-mail to me (copying my mom, my dad, and her two children in on it) that I kept and also have a print out that stated that "I will fight you to the death over Momma and Daddy" and as my father passed away on March 1, she has begun by having me falsely accused and picked up on a Mental health warrant which I was deemed not mentally ill, not a threat and cleared of all charges and sent back home. My question is, I have proof in her own words that she will "fight me to the death" and she has also blocked access to my mother (or attempted to) by trying to have me sent to the coo-coo house, but to no avail. Her words of I will fight to the death over Momma and Daddy and her recent actions have me concerned for my welfare as well as my mothers'... would these words and documented proof of them in her own email (along with copies to others included) and her recent irrational behavior be cause enough for me to have a Mental Health Inquiry warrant filed on her? (what is food for the goose is food for the gander is really not the main motive here... I am seriously concerned for what she is going to do next and also for my mom's welfare). Also, since the policeman who came to pick me up when she falsely tried to get me committed was the same police officer who responded 5 days before when I called the police because my father was not breathing, this policeman saw me giving CPR to my dad and he knew something was fishy ... he said "weren't you the one giving your dad CPR a few days ago?" When I said yes, his next response is "does your sister hate you?" I reside in Kentucky.

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A brain damaged individual is living with me. After his

A brain damaged individual is living with me. After his father physically abused him, he came to live with me. They are his legal guardians, but I am taking care of him.. It has come to my attention that they have opened up credit in his name. I have power of attorney. Who is responible financially. This person has no credit cards and can't fill out a form by himself.JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? Have any charges been officially filed?Customer: The guardianship was in placed in Louisiana. I called Adult Protective Services on his parents. The parents lied on the police report, and now this individual is also facing felony assault charges. He can't even remember why his arm hurt the other day. I had to remind him what his father did. We all live in texas nowJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: the financial fraud no. We are in the process of getting his credit report. A bill came today saying he owed for a book. His parents took over 3 million dollars of his. He was awarded money from the accident. I believe they are opening up credit in his name to avoid paying for thingsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I want guardianship but I can't be on the hook for all of his parents' fraud

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My husband has rheumatoid arthritis. I feel his condition is

My husband has rheumatoid arthritis. I feel his condition is deteriorating and I am starting to question his ability to take care of our daughters, age 6 and 10. He sleeps all the time and becomes very temperamental when he becomes upset. He tells me his medication makes him sick. I have difficulty keeping my house clean and often it is in deplotable condition.. IJA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: WyomingJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Well it was his assistant and she told me to go to the DFS office but I prefer not to do that - I tried a few years ago and they didn't help and we're very rude.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just need to know what exactly the legal system considers unfit living conditions and if I can or should do anything about the verbal abuse. I am also wondering if I can consider him a vulnerable adult.

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If a disabled veteran has a fidcuiary and the veteran has

If a disabled veteran has a fidcuiary and the veteran has signed financial agreements in mediation and is so far in debt because of the agreements and his personal expenses how is the finances disbursed after the basic needs are met. Do the finances after the basic needs are met go to the court agreements that are now court ordered because he agreed to the terms or do the finances after the basic needs are met go to his other expenses which are because of his disability such as a new car to get to and from the va facilities that are more than 100 miles away and for a loan he took out to cover attorney fees for the court that he signed the agreements inIf a disabled person that is financially incompetent is having financial hardship and unable to follow through with the financial agreements he agreed to for attorney fees and braces for his child through family court and he cannot afford an attorney nor can he represent himself nor is a pro bono attorney available how does he voice these concerns to the court to avoid being in contempt of court

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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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Gerald-Esquire

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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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