I have been diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic. I inherited a beautiful home. My very wealthy brother has supported me for the last ten years. I have done some bad things andfoolishly confessed them to my psychiatrist. For all of the above reasons I have a bad reputation in town.I suspect I am being set up for guardianship even though I have lived quietly and done housework shopping etc.for the last 30 years. My social worker wrote lies in her report which made me looklike I couldn't care for myself. I believe that they will rule me incompetent and refuse to appoint my brother the natural choice. They willtake my house and property and leave me penniless at age 60.. No lawyer in town will take the case. My social workers and psychiatrist are openly hostile. How can I fight them.?
Look in outlying areas for an attorney who will take your case. This forum cannot give you the real help you need; get with an attorney who engages in these type of matters regularly. Ask your brother for help in finding an attorney.
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If a guardianship action is filed, you will be appointed a guardian ad litem who is an attorney that is designated by the court to represent your best interests. This attorney will read you your rights which include the right to an independent psychological examination, a defense attorney at no expense to you and a jury trial. If you oppose the guardianship, then be sure to tell the guardian ad litem that reads you these rights that you want all of the above. Additionally, if you appointed your brother as your power of attorney, the law requires that he be appointed your guardian unless there is good cause shown why he is unable, unwilling for unfit to act.
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