It was fairly quick and painless. (Waiting for the attorney's bill). The hearing was private (there were two other families there for the same reason) and had a jury of eight people. It was dignified and smooth except for mom objecting loudly to everything that was said and throwing a few "hells" in for good measure. The social worker told me to let her rant because it only helped the case. Mom is five foot tall, 94, and very feisty. The only difficulty I had was riding herd on mom while we waited for the verdict.
I am SO glad it is over and want to thank everyone who posted about it.