I have legal POA
for my mother, who has Alzheimer's, and have been her primary caregiver in her home since my father passed away over a year ago. My sister lives in the home, too (she had moved in with my parents several years prior to go back to school, and so there was another person in the home to help keep an eye on my mother; however, my mother's disease has progressed significantly since that time, and her needs have increased accordingly). My sister has caused problems and made it difficult to care for my mother since almost right after my father died. Initially, I was able to isolate my mother from the conflict she caused, but the situation has been escalating rapidly for the last 3-4 months, to the extent that it has become impossible to keep the conflict from spilling over in my mother's presence at least some of the time. As a result, the situation has begun impacting my mother's moods, attitude, and health. Last week, I had to file a "Notice to Quit or Be Evicted" at the local magistrate's office in Ravenel, SC against my sister (she finished school in May and started a job a couple months age, but has never paid any rent, and she contributes very little to my mother's care at this time). I filed the notice on Monday, she was served on Tuesday, and the deadline for her to move or contest the order is this coming Monday at 4:30 PM. However, she has packed very little and appears to have no intent to go anywhere, so I'm fairly certain she plans to contest it Monday afternoon. The magistrate's office will schedule a hearing quickly, most likely for one day later next week. I don't think I need an attorney present at the hearing, however, I would like some advice as to what I can expect at the hearing and the sort of documents I should take.
(I had gotten a referral for an attorney in my area and have been trying to get in contact with her, but her office called me back this morning to inform me this is a probate
matter so she can't help me, and they were unable to provide any other referrals for me!)