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Help. The small town cops did not know the criminal
Help. The small town cops did not know the criminal trespassing law. The police said my spouse can come any time he wants so give him the key. He owns half the house. My lawyer said don't give it. He can't come in. My lawyer sent papers to the chief and told them the law. It did not go to the cops. He had walked out and gave me separation papers. Both lawyers agreed he was to call his lawyer and then he would call my lawyer. Again I called my lawyer that I found more items gone. He said to go to the police and tell him what I have found. So I walked up to the police station and I stated my complaint. The second cop who came called my husband who said Im basically crazy, delusional and paranoid. When he told me that I was angry and he refused to let me go higher up. Like a detective. With that I bent my arm and closed my fist to my chest. He ran back repeatedly yelling he was going to arrest me as I just committed a felony. Then he didn't cause he new my husband and I'm paranoid etc. I walked home. My spouse called our son and he was told I was to go to jail or commit me. Son called the cop and he said the same thing. Son couldn't go for 2 days. Ok with cop. 6-6-14. One hour after court the cops came and got me. I just was taken. They wouldn't let me have my seizure meds. I was taken for 19days. My spouce even talked to the inhouse psychiatrist. I did not sign paperwork giving him legal rights to talk to him. MD said he had that right. I had a seizure in lock down and they said I faked it. Documented. Family told them I overdosed on one of my seizure meds. Dx Delusional etc. I found out on discharge. Psychiatrist said I would be back. Then mandated to see a psychiatrist and get a guardian. To expensive to fight. He wants me out of the house. Incompitant to live alone. Since May 1st he has paid nothing. He wants me in house right now and kick me out to sell the house this spring. He brings $6,000 mo. I go on medicare and leave medicare disability. My pay will be $1500mo. He cleaned me out of joint stocks and other areas. He shows almost as much money as I have. He has planned this for years. Can I have someone help me go to court against the cop and the psychiatrist for calling and talking and listening to my spouse which now Im psychotic or what ever.. Criminal lawyers say he didn't hit me so no one will take me. I need help as I am not getting kicked out and loose out on this divorce. My lawyer says the past doesn't matter anymore. Now we will just tell him what you want. He pays part of guardian and then I pay. I'm going to flat out broke. My medication will cost me. I have to go on a better AB D plan as my medication can be well over $10,000 a yr. My insurance is to cost me $450 a month. I have a disability and I will get worse and need extended care down the road. Who can I get to help me. Cop, spouce and psychiatrist did me in. He is an excellent lier smart and gets everyone to do what he wants. Mean game playing. Who can help me if it is possible? What can I do? My spouce is trying to get a disability now to pay me less right before he to turns 65 next yr. In the airlines if you take a disability you get the check until your 67. Airlines is going bankrupted so that is why he is doing it. Less money to me and more money to him. 33yrs marrage. He said long ago he would never stick around if you got sick. 20 some yrs ago. I would have left but I was unstable.Reply if you can tonight. I am getting tired so if you could answer quicker then you have. An hour has gone by.The lawyer is the he charging me money and we are not going anywhere.
My sister-in-law had a major stroke over a year ago. Not sure
My sister-in-law had a major stroke over a year ago. Not sure of all details. But have been waiting for over a year for disability and Medicare. Now the care home is kicking her out.her daughter cannot care for her. What can be done. Bankruptcy . What is the next steps.
I have a patient (Resident in an extended care facility( who
I have a patient (Resident in an extended care facility( who is 64 yearsold. ) She is alert and oriented. She refuses to wash up daily and refuses 1 out of every 5 showers. She is well over 300 pounds. I suggested to her that she might consider taking a shower. Nothing more. She ios screaming verbal abuse. Is this verbal abuse?
Our 92-year-old widowed mother is mentally alert but lives
Our 92-year-old widowed mother is mentally alert but lives in a urine-soaked home with moldy food and an otherwise filthy environment and is verberally abusive to the help she has had in the past. She is currently hospitalized because of an 800 count blood sugar. We want her to go to a nursing home. The hospital recommends extended care, but she refuses both. What legal rights do her children have to make certain she has a better quality of life?
I have a number of questions that I could use
Dear LawGuy,I have a number of questions that I could use help with before I retain an attorney.I feel the most salient issue in my father's estate is the competency of the Widow who had Power of Attorney. In my mind, she clearly abused the POA but I would like your opinion on what the law says.In the late spring of 2009, my Dad broke both hips and for the next few months he had complications and special care. By Sept 2009 he had 24/7 home care. It sounded like he was a “handful” and despite the home cares the Widow made it clear she was distraught with his behavior. He was in the very beginning stages of dementia but G-d love him, he could be a “handful” at various times before the dementia. In late Sept, I received an Email from her. She Emailed from a ship where she was to take a 2 month cruise. She said she had invoked her POA. She had stolen away in the middle of the night to leave for the cruise and made plans for my Dad to be admitted to a nursing home the next day. She somehow gave authorization to write checks to 97 year old father and made it clear she wouldn't be leaving the cruise even if her father passed away. (Clearly she realized that her father could go anytime. I don't know if there were contingency plans for that possibility. I believe it is relevant to mention that the Widow and her family are worth millions.In talking to my father and others, I don't believe he needed to be in extended care at that point. Perhaps she wanted him out of her hair but I saw no reason he couldn't have 24/7 home care even if it meant his moving out. The reason she gave for admitting him was because he had become verbally and physically abusive. I asked her for a clarification as to what she meant by physical abuse. She said he purposely ran over his caregiver's foot with his walker. (The Widow was very hostile to me for even asking).The care giver continued to be on the payroll even after he was admitted to a very nice and reputable extended care center. Even though it seemed like a nice thing for my Father to have a care giver it wasn't clear to me why she need to be with him the better part of 6 days a week. My opinion is that she wanted to deal with my Father and the caregiver and other care givers at this point served as little more than glorified baby sitters. I visited him in the extended care facility in 2011 for about 4 hours and during that time the care giver did nothing except keep him company. As he deteriorated over the next 2 years I agree that he eventually needed to be there.I realize that there could have been more abuses of the POA and there should be an audit. I would guesstimate that $150,000 to $200,000 of my Father's estate was spent for the Widow's comfort and convenience more than my Fathers actual needs. . My Father and I even discussed having the POA transferred to me. I am asking your opinion just based on the above information if this abuse of the POA could be actionable in probate. A good deal of it, I believe could be proven.
This is a follow-up question for legal advice. Previously I
This is a follow-up question for legal advice. Previously I have had to contend with this nursing home question of back billing. My Mother was in a nursing home from 2009 thru 2011 and had a Social Security payment to a private joint checking account that was established when she was first admitted. Her rent was $835.00 monthly and I would receive the bill to my address and I would pay from the checking account. Then on 02-27-12 the Extended Care for her sent a bill to my address in her name in c/o my name as her daughter and is billing me a balance that they say Social Security had sent her from January 2011 thru July 2011 of an increase monthly of $96.00 more in her income and that it should have been sent to the nursing home. The nursing home never sent any adjusted billing for those 7 months and when she died the income was gone. Now they are back billing me in 2012 for $672.00 and I brought this bill back to the nursing home and they are trying to contact someone who is never available to give an answer. They say that if the Social Security statement states a re-pay with my name on it, I am then responsible. I am receiving these statements monthly. I have been told my Just Answer I am not responsible but the nursing home says I might be and it would be too costly to hire a lawyer for this bill. Please advise. I never signed any contract or I am not any Executor to her will. Also is your answers the same as an actual lawyer.
My father recently passed away at the age of 89. Like many
My father recently passed away at the age of 89. Like many in this economy I have fallen upon hard financial times. Naturally I am sad about my father but if he left me an inheritance I am certain he would want me to have it as soon as possible if I were in a financial crisis.Part of the issue here is etiquette. His wife (not my mother) is the executor and has had power of attorney. In addition there is friction between us and I can't imagine asking her. He has been in extended care for several years so there is a good chance his savings have been depleted or nearly so.I know for a fact that if he has remaining assets I and my sister are listed.Is there any way I could find out legally or otherwise what the amount might be and when the funds would be distributed? (Without going through his wife of course)
On Dec 2, 2011 my mother in law was placed in a nursing careView more legal questions
On Dec 2, 2011 my mother in law was placed in a nursing care facility for health reasons. She has Medicare and Medicade and has social security as her only income. She was living in low income senior apartments for the past 15 years. The only thing she has of value is a 2004 Dodge Neon with a retail value of 4,500.00. When she first went in to the care center we were not sure she would stay there and continued to pay rent, utilities, phone, cable and insurance etc for the past 2 ½ months. After a few setbacks, we realize she will not be going home. Well, yesterday we got the bill for her care so far. With the copay (after the 20 days free), she owes $4,643.00. She has $1,422.00 in her account and after adding her Social Security for this next month will be $1,500.00 short of making this payment. My question is: Can we purchase her car for the retail value, pay the $1,500.00 toward her balance and make payments on the balance? Or would it be better to place the remaining $3,000.00 in her account? Also, the retail value is $4,500.00, but the clean trade in value is $2,600.00. Would we have to pay the full $4500.00 for it or can we pay less than that? I guess too, are they even interested in the car?