My sister has taken out credit cards in my mother's name , has opened a post office box in my mother's name for one month , has used her bank information to pay for motels gambling etc. recently while doing a credit check on my mom I saw a mortgage for 25,000. On her report . Mom is 91 and has dementia and no longer handles her financial affairs, my sisters daughter does and both are no good. My sister studies law and is good at it . Two years ago she talked my mom into filing an elder abuse case on myself ( at the time I was her care giver) the judge dismissed the case but by that time she moved her family in and I was no longer allowed at her house even though I had proof of my sibling stealing from mom . She just got another care giver an elder abuse case. I want to talk to our DA and show him evidence to prove my sister is doing this
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.
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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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