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My mother, Audrey Levy is 78yrs old and resides in PSL, FL

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with my sister, Evelyn whom...
My mother, Audrey Levy is 78yrs old and resides in PSL, FL with my sister, Evelyn whom she has never gotten along with. Yesterday my mother became very agitated and Evelyn had her committed to a psych facility in Ft Lauderdale, FL. I know that my mother has early dementia and is difficult @ times, however my sister has no tolerance. My name isXXXXX am an RN I live in NC and have POA. I need to know what are my rights so far as either removing Evelyn from my mother's home & hiring 24hr care or using my mother's assets to assist me in purchasing a larger home in NC, in which my mother and I can reside.
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You would, as the PoA, need to evict her from the residence through the state eviction process and since you are not in FL, you will need an attorney to do so. Additionally, you should also consider filing to obtain guardianship over your mother, but to do this you would have to move your mother to the state where you reside or would have to move to FL, since courts will not grant guardianship to someone in another state. As far as the emergency committment, there is nothing you can do for the first 72 hours, but you would then be able to go to court on her behalf as PoA and seek her release if they try to keep her longer.

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Sorry I don't no what happen to my credit card, it is a new card. I will check the # XXXXX and re submit
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You seem to have paid, so I do not think there is any need for you to do anything further. Thank you.
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