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My 19 year old granddaughter, my daughter's child came home
My 19 year old granddaughter, my daughter's child came home yesterday seeming very groggy, slurring her words, and talking about stuff that didn't make any sense. She then seemed to pass out in her bed and my daughter was u able to awaken her. She was hysterical because she thought she was dead. Her father finally was able to get her awake and they took her to the ER. After many growling hours, a doctor came out to talk with them and said that she had a lot of drugs in her, but because she was a legal adult, they couldnt tell my daughter which drugs were in her. They said she was very sick and incapable of making decisions. They called in some type of special psychological group and after a full psychiatric evaluation, they said they were taking over and had her driven, handcuffed, to a psychiatric hospital. All of the time at the hospital was around 12 hours. My daughter said they I'll not allow her to see anyone for. the first 24 hours. They said she was stripped of all rights and was a ward of the state. My daughter is so upset. We've known that she doesn't make good decisions, and lies all the time. She's been on marijuana off and on and says she likes it because it makes her feel better. My daughter has been so strict on her because of this, even going and taking her out because they felt like she was getting worse. We all love her so much and the people at the hospital and the psychiatric group they called in to evaluate her, both said they were extremely worried about her. Does my daughter, her mother, not have any rights? I think there is supposed to be a family meeting tomorrow at the psychiatric hospital, but I don't know if they have called my daughter yet with the time of the meeting. My daughter and her husband just went there today and they finally allowed the a very brief visit. What legal implications can we expect from this? Who has to pay for the psychiatric hospital? She is still under her parents insurance because she was a full-time college student up until about 10 days before classes ended, when they realized she was failing 2 classes and had been dropped by reason of the number of absences from 2 classes.. She had kept this a secret up until then, and when she told them, they were extremely upset and went and took her out. What will happen now!JA: OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: TNJA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Is there anything else important you think the Family Lawyer should know?Customer: She is on probation for shoplifting, but just has to complete 30 hrs of community service, and she also kept this all a secret from us until about a month ago when they brought her home from college. The shoplifting occurred in her home time at one store around Christmas last year. She also had a softball scholarship to college, but got kicked off when she failed a random drug test for marijuana. She actually failed one and was on probation..we didn't know about this, but failed another one close to the end of school, along with another girl she was friends with that was a great softball player too.JA: 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.
If you have Power of attorney individual and you opened a
If you have Power of attorney for a individual and you opened a Credit Card in there name and funds were used for their care in Assisted living and payments are being made on said card, can you be held liable? These are my cousins they live in Hawaii now, I live in Michigan . Husband had Vascular Dementia and wife has Alzheimer's -both ended up in assisted living facility at same time- Could not afford the expenses and prescriptions - they were going over what they were bringing in every month by 2000 to 2400. I stepped in because their family Dr. Called me because the two grown children refused to act for them. Husband ended up in hospital and wife had to go toNyrsing home for a week because he could not care for her. Dr. Said if we did not act they would be placed Ward of Statebefore the weekend was over. My attorney drew up Durable Power of Attorney for both husband and wife and Medical Power of Attirney. Wife and husband signed documents with witnesses present said they understood what they were signing and wanted me to act because kids refused. To make a long story short their daughter become unemployed and when Dad had good days would call me and basically scream and say just give her the money she needs din t care how you do it explained situation to him every time he said don t care you have total authority for financial things he told me to open up credit card which stupidly I did but the daughter sued her employer for workers compensation and said she would pay back 30,000 that Dad authorized and because they had no money to live on and pay bills -they owe me personally 20,000. The money on credit card was used to help pay their bills and I have been paying on it every month-that's the 20,000 they owe me. That's what I get for helping a family member. Son has since taken over for them and he lives in Hawaii -I still have POA for both because he just received guardianship for the Mom with Alzeheimers . Dad also lives with sin as well and he still has good days and bad and does not remember things . I do not want to be sued for something I didn't cause and it says in documents under Financial paragraph I have the right to enter into into anything financial for them . They haven t sent me anything but I do worry about this. If they do sue can I counter due for money owed me and since Dad called me and told me to do it but it was a phone call and I did not record it. All I was doing was trying to help them.
My girlfriend is 17, and in care. DHS wants to continue her
My girlfriend is 17, and in foster care. DHS wants to continue her case until she is 21, because she doesn't make enough money to support herself alone. If I marry her, is there anything that DHS or her foster parents can do to stop it? Would either parties be able to continue to claim legal custody of her?
If a mother dies and the paternal father is in jail for
If a mother dies and the paternal father is in jail for child murder, and she has a current husband with a child of their own, what happens to the child from her ex as her current husband hasn't adopted the child in question.The mother is near death from brain anurism and stroke.
I am legally married in the state of North Carolina. I few
I am legally married in the state of North Carolina. I few months ago I had an affair with a woman who is also married. This woman is now pregnant and the child is presumably mine.My wife now knows of the affair as well as the pregnancy and we are working things out with one another. The woman with whom I had the affair intends on keeping the baby, and also says that she wants/needs nothing from me as she has ample financial resources.The issue now is with the paternity of the child once it is born. This woman's husband knows of the affair as well and intends to contest the child's paternity once it is born.My question is regarding how that will affect me once the paternity is contested by the husband. Within the legal framework of North Carolina, once the paternity is contested by her husband, will this automatically set the wheels in motion to identify actual father, or does the mother have to actively pursue establishing me as the legal/biological father of this child?If she says that she doesn't need or want anything from me once the child is born, is this feasible under NC state law?
My mother died and left a home an inheritance to split up evenly
My mother died and left a home an inheritance to split up evenly between 10 kids, the issue is one of the kids is a ward of the state and he severe mental illness since she was small, and another one of the kids has sctizophenia severely , he's in a board and care but in no state of mind to comprehend, no, 1 question my other sister the trustee thinks she can oversee the ward of the court sister inheritance and take care of her, I don't know what she's gonna do with my brothers part of inheritance. He's severely ill. Does my sister the trustee have a right to take care of the mentally ills sister portion of money? My mothers house just sold and was funded. We are in the stage where she will send out the financials and we have to sign it and send it back, help, I need advice on this. Thank you so much
Filling out FAFSA aid 21 year oldView more family law questions
Hi. filling out FAFSA for financial aid for my 21 year old niece. I adopted her 7 years ago. Her mother relinquished parental rights. Does that mean she was ever a ward of the state?I am trying to answer the following question: At any time since you turned age 13, were both your parents deceased, were you in foster care, or were you a dependent or ward of the court?Thanks for your assistance.cynthia