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My mother is currently hospitalized in a behavioral
Hello! My mother is currently hospitalized in a behavioral facility due to cognitive problems (no short term memory) and possibly mental health issues (depression, possibly anxiety) having been transferred from a community hospital. At the community hospital the social worker said that my mother needs 24-hour long term custodian care. Additionally, my brother who was living with my mother in her home passed away and my other brother and I have been trying to go forward with a cremation for my brother. Unfortunately my mother is the next of kin and we are having difficulties getting the necessary signatures from her while she is hospitalized in order to proceed with my brother's cremation. At this point my brother and I feel we need to make decisions for my mother as she is very likely permanently incapacitated. Any legal guidance on this would be most appreciated.
I may need to obtain an attorney matter. It is my
I may need to obtain an attorney for this matter. It is my belief that the Guardian of my aunt's estate has removed me as a beneficiary without the courts permission.Do I have legal standing to ask for proof?
I am 75 years old and had plenary guardianship of my sisters
I am 75 years old and had plenary guardianship of my sisters great grand son from the time he was born in 2004 until this last year. I did not fight the guardianship removal as I know my health is declining, BUT, I would at least like to have some visitation rights. I cannot afford an attorney so would have to get someone pro bono. Do you have any suggestions as to what I need to do to get started?thank you,
recently my uncle's son went to court and was given plenary
recently my uncle's son went to court and was given plenary guardian over my uncles's wife( who is also the son of wife too. #1. Who check the guardian to make sure that he is spending money correctly. #2. did the son have to prove father not fit to get guardianship. #3 If son has to pay rent and utility does the incapacited person pay all house hold expenses or one fifth since 5 people will be in the home. #4. If wife income is $5000. and husband income is $1000, does the court allow them both to receive equal part of both income - $husband $3000, and wife$3,000. meaning that they would have to give husband apart of her income.
My ex-husband had plenary guardianship of our disabled adult
My ex-husband had plenary guardianship of our disabled adult child has passed away and in his will he has appointed his other adult child as successor plenary guardian. I am the mother of the two adult children and I now what to be guardian of my disabled adult child. Can my ex-husband do this.
My wife and I naively consented to appoint our 4 yr old daughters
My wife and I naively consented to appoint our 4 yr old daughter's maternal grandmother as plenary guardian because she was going to stay with her in Oregon for 6 weeks. It was explained to us this was the best protection for our daughter since she would not be in our care. My daughter has been home now, in Illinois, for 1 week and her grandmother returned to Oregon. Today her grandmother called and said she is returning to Illinois and is going to take her back to Oregon. We provide a loving home and want to have the guardianship terminated. Does she have the right to come and take our daughter away from us as she says she does?
I have a brother who will be 60 soon and has many health problemsView more family law questions
I have a brother who will be 60 soon and has many health problems (diabetes, low blood pressure, poor kidney function, etc.) and is under total disability. He has been living with my parents in Florida for the last few years (Dad age 84 and Step-Mother age 78). He is not taking care of himself and has is being squaded to the hospital on a regular basis (1-2 times a mo.). He has been near death 3 or 4 times and is currently in the hospital getting treatment. My parents are to the point where they cannot physically or emotionally care for him but he will not consider going into an assisted living facility. What recourse do we have or where would we start to make this legally happen. I don't feel he would be declared mentally ill or incapable, but I didn't know if there was another avenue we could take.