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I have a pending POA Abuse case in which I am Plaintiff. My lawyer can no longer work with me. The case goes to trial in one month. The case in NJ

1 Answers. Asked on Feb 14th, 2017 on Elder Law - New Jersey
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My sister Christine Shaw has been abusing my mothers Financials for more than 4 years now.Stealing 40K in undocumented funds. I would like to pursue relieving her of her POA status. Pay back the money and acquire Guardianship.
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Answered on Feb 18th, 2017 at 5:36 AM

You need to file a guardianship action in the county in whcih your mother lives.  You will need to get a Certified Elder Law Attorney to help you becuase this case will get complicated.  You also have to evaluate whether or not it makes financial sense to go after your sister.  If she has no assets to pay back the money she took, then you could be worse off than when you started due to attorney's fees. 

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As adults age, they often lose some mental acuity while also facing more physical limitations. These health conditions put senior citizens at greater risk of exploitation and abuse. At the same time, the elderly need to think about their long-term medical and financial needs, and make estate plans to ensure their legacy after they pass away. An elder law attorney can work with seniors and their families to address issues such as advanced directives, powers of attorney, living wills and last wills and testaments. Elder law lawyers can also help families intervene if a guardianship or conservatorship is necessary. And personal injury law firms with experience in elder issues can help victims of elder abuse and nursing abuse take civil and criminal legal actions against their abusers.
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