My sister has a Durable POA and was living with my mom the past year and a half to care for her. I questioned my sister’s spending of my mother’s money when she started making cosmetic upgrades to my mom’s home (where they both lived, and the house is left to my sister in my mom’s will). My mother was very vocal about not wanting to spend her money on unnecessary items. My sister also has been taking “pay” for her services and spent money remodeling her own home as well. She was irate with me when I asked about the cost and refuses to show receipts of what she spent. To complicate matters, she abruptly placed my mom in a memory care home giving me 4 days notice and no input on the facility she chose. So I’m wondering if she has the right to make all the decisions about my mother and I have no say. My mother isn’t happy living where she is, and I’d like to work with her Memory care doctor to find better placement but my sister won’t communicate with me. She has also started to clear out my mother’s home. Any suggestions on how to handle this situation?
yes, hire yourself an attorney who specializes in elder law and discuss the situation with them.
You can find an elder lawyer near you using the Find a Lawyer function on the website of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (www.naela.org)
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