Need legal help- hospitalized Mom loses POA with disabled husband to his abusive child.
Hi, I'm new here. I'm in my twenties, and do not have the best relationship with my mother. Entire family is dysfunctional and as they say, everyone has their own problems. I have a family of my own and plenty of troubles, no money and bad credit as my mother opened credit accounts without my knowledge and never paid the bills. Her credit is also ruined. She has been married to her husband (my step dad) for 15 years. She is 50, most likely bi-polar and badly overweight with horrible thyroid levels and a weak heart. May have heart failure soon. She has been caring for her husband who is disabled and retired for 7 years alone. Adult diapers, feeding, assisting with EVERYTHING alone without any help. He has Parkinson's and many strokes and cannot walk.
Recently he was admitted to hospital and she was also for fluid and heart problems- and he is just getting sicker. During this week his daughter from prior marriage took a power of attorney on her father (whom she has not seen or called in 6 years despite living 2 miles away). . She used her power of attorney to shut off house utilities, open a new bank account in his name , change his pension check to go to that new account, and has tried breaking into the house and successfully stolen electronics and jewelry from the home along with paperwork , insurance mortgage, banks info ect.
My mother returned from hospital to the house is complete dis array, no husband or knowledge of his whereabouts, no utilities and no money in the bank. She was told that her husband did all of this but soon discovered his adult daughter had done this.
Is this legal? They are married- she has been supported from his money / pension entire marriage (except a few yrs) as she cared for him 100percent especially last several years. she has no other source of income. Also, the hospital said they can't tell her where her husband was transferred to. she can't see her husband and can't find out where he is.
I don't know how to help, we don't have great relations but someone has to help out to ensure he is receiving proper care and to ensure my mother is cared for as well. Please help - I'm raising a family in another state and am out of work so there's no hidden money to immediately assist :(
Thank you and god bless everyone here. I hope to establish a support group and for my mom as well. She has given up her life to care for her husband without help and now is suffering his daughters vengeance .... His daughter is in her late 30's.
And the state is Georgia if that matters. Thanks.