My younger sister is mom's POA, who just ordered facility to NOT ALLOW ME TO SPEAK TO MOM!
Do I have legal right to VISIT mom @ Asst Lvng? Always had a great relationship with mom, and I have text or spoken to mom daily, since her shunt surgery for water on the brain (March 2017) knowing her short term memory has been diminished... I feel my sister has been taking advantage of her diminished capacity, and convinced mom to become sole POA, then informed me after the fact last October 2016. Since then, it's been a strained relationship between my sister and I to say the least, and I have not had contact with my sister since AFTER mom's surgery in March 2017. POA has always withheld all names of doctor's, caregivers & the attorney... until I received this letter yesterday, which of course names the attorney & firm she selected to draft all of "mom's wishes", so she says.
Yesterday, I received a letter from mom's attorney (directed by my sister/ POA) that stated mom's home, its contents, and her car have been SOLD 2 days prior. Need to get the few items out today by 6pm or forfeit all my rights.
Blindsided & devastated, immediately I called the lawyer, since not being informed by my sister, and the worst news... IT WAS ALL AUCTIONED OFF FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR. DONE DEAL, supposedly to pay Assisted Living Facility. So sick to my stomach, as I do not feel this was IN MOM'S BEST INTEREST, and find my sister's actions EXTREMELY SUSPICIOUS, needing to sell out everything in a single day.
I AM LOOKING FOR MY LEGAL STANDING IN CONTESTING THIS MATTER WITHOUT HIRING A LAWYER? Should I call Adult Protective Services?