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How can I protect my rights against family ,they know I have

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How can I protect my rights against family ,they know I have SSI and are displaying thoughts that I might be considered incapable of taking care of myself I am 73 They have shown signs and words about my health ,and memory.: Activity is spa 3 times a week usually swim 80 ft. 10 times. Worked up to Feb as a nurse. I want to know ahead of time
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Legal
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Expert:  Michael Connelly replied 4 months ago.

The general rule in most states is that in order or a family member to have you declared incompetent to handle your own financial affairs they would need to file a petition with the court that has jurisdiction and produce evidence that would convince the judge. The burden of roof would be on them and the court would have to appoint an attorney to represent you if you cannot afford one. Based on what you wrote I think they would have a tough time winning.