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A woman has taken in an incompetent elderly victim, that I have P.O.A. 4.Adult P.S. do nothing. She is taking ALL of her income!

Westland, MI |

This woman keeps this poor lady at her home just to collect her Social Sec. Income and Pention, yet NOT ONE Elder abuse unit or department will help her. What can I do? This poor woman needs to be in a hospital too.

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Your her power of attorney, change the address that for the checks and have them mailed to you. Then deposit the checks into the woman's account. You are the woman's power of attorney, have her put in the hospital. You can move her.

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Agree... use the POA to redirect the income!

This is not legal advice. I am not your lawyer. You are not my client. You cannot rely on my response to your question. My response to your question is probably worth exactly what you paid for it. You don't get to sue me for anything. If you'd like to sue me, well you have to hire me first.

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If the POA is currently effective, then you should use it to take charge of her income. If POA is not currently effective, then you should have a qualified attorney review it and your options for either making it effective, or initiating probate action for appointment of a Guardian and/or a Conservator

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