Can my mother appoint joint power of attorneys as a safeguard?
My 2 sisters and I are concerned as my 3 sister has moved a boyfriend and his son into my 80 year old mom's home. My mom is feeding/cleaning up after them. She is on limited income, and depleting her savings to care for them all. We also fear them stealing from her as they don't work, nor have they been known to my sister for a length of time. It's a 'new' boyfriend she 'loves'.
My mom is easily swayed, though not senile in anyway, but she doesn't know how to get them to leave, nor does she want to upset her daughter (one who moved them in).
We're hoping to talk her into appointing her other 3 daughters (of which I'm one) a special power of attorney. We'd like to be able to start eviction proceedings if these men won't leave. They're talking of staying. :( They're taking advantage of an older woman at the least, and the possibility of stealing from her is huge.
Is something like this possible? 2 of my sisters live in different states, I live in Pa near my mom. My 4th sister will oppose this for sure, she likes living off my mom. :( We figure if 3 must agree it'll be a check and balance that may make mom feel safer.