How can I find out if my sibling took out a mortgage on my 91 year old mothers house who has dementia
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I agree with the prior reply. Also, please consider that that 1 situation has 2 different parts to it: civil and criminal.
On the civil end, should your mother be conserved? Or has she already been conserved ~ earlier when the Judge did not listen to you?
On the criminal end, here in LA County, the DA receives referrals from the local police, not the local citizens, but that may be different in your neck of the woods. down here the police get all the documents together for review by the assigned DA. Even if/when the local EA/Elder Abuse Detective is reassigned to another different assignment after a year) s/he will work closely with APS/Adult Protective Services which "offers services" and is limited to 1-way communication (cannot tell you what they are doing). Often the Unduly Influenced Elder declines the services offered by APS. ALL COUNTIES have APS, so that might be another avenue for a remedy, and APS can tell the DA anything relevant about your mother. Hope that this added information helps you helping your Mom.
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Go to the Find a Lawyer link on every Avvo Page. Enter Yreka and Elder abuse or Elder law and find a lawyer immediately. Want to make a good impression and save money: make a two page summary of the "facts" in writing. Include dates, names, accounts and account numbers. Include the former case number. The more prepared you are in writing, the more money you will save in the lawyer "reinventing the wheel". The DA only takes referrals from the police. Want to be efficient? Use an Elder Abuse lawyer, with experience, and hopefully known and respected by the judges in your county.
The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advice" but analysis, and different lawyers may analyse this matter differently, especially if there are additional facts...