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My 52 yo Son is disabled and has developed severe paranoia. As a result, he has not been responsible in making his 2 mortgage payments and a second mortgage payment. He is currently in the hospital and being detained involuntarily and may not be able to get back in his home for several months. He has no durable power of attorney, he has never been married and has no children. He has two grown sisters and me. However, because he is competent to make decisions, I am unable to help him or get any information on his condition. He has told everyone not to give out any information on him. And he will not sign a durable power of attorney. So, a few days ago, I was driving past his house and noticed a paper on the ground by his gate. It had blue tape on it and I assumed it had been taped to the fence. I picked it up--very soaked with rainwater, dried it out and realized it was a notice of default and he is being threatened with a public auction of his property. Should I return this notice to the sender? The doctor did not think it was a good idea to bring it to the hospital as it may not be good for his recovery.Is there a legal way for me to intervene without his permission? Any help would be appreciated. Also..his only means income is $1200 disability check. Thanks again, Wanda Levien,(###) ###-#### ***** I live in Seattle, WA
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You can petition the probate court to make you the adult guardian or conservator of your son. You would have to go to court and make the argument that, even though your son is not incapacitated, that he is unable to properly administer his estate and that you should be appointed in a fiduciary capacity to assist him until he gets right.

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