My daughter is mentally ill and has tried to kill her self on more than one occasion. She has been on a 72 hour hold several times but all they do is give her medication that does not help because she will not be compliant. I would like to get her into an inpatient residential treatment program but she will not agree . Is there any way to get her declared incompetent. She is giving all her money to her boyfriend who is a drug addict and he uses it to buy his drugs. She is an alcoholic since being with him but as far as I know does not do drugs. Last time she was in the hospital ( laat week) she did not show any signs of drugs but she did not drink before him and I am afraid she will begin taking drugs next.
The process for having some declared incompetent is called “guardianship.” All cases like yours are very fact-specific. There really is no way to figure out your options except to pay for an in-person consultation with an expert guardianship attorney, which will probably cost a few hundred dollars.
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