My friend is 30. She has aspergers and lives with her boyfriend who's also autistic. She had always depended on her parents, they helped get her groceries,medication and take her to dr visits. She is mostly homebound only leaving for dr apt. She can take care of herself except for anything outside of the home. Her parents both died unexpectedly 3 years ago. Her siblings are terrible. They refused to help get groceries,medication or pay bills, leading to eviction, loosing government voucher for housing and ended up homeless for over a year. The other siblings recieved their inheritance right away, she waited a year. Her parents always said she'd be able to live in the home after they were gone, that her sister ( who is also a dr) would take care medical, and housing, her trustee is another sibling, and the attorney is siblings best friend. They have spent a rediculas amount of money on stuff they don't inspect, including mobile homes, they put her in a place out of her budget, and pay for things they aren't supposed too. They get angry, don't pay bills and her cable,phone ect get shut off. They make the rules however they see fit. She is extremely iscolted. Won't talk to anyone outside the situation, and they don't have contact with her except maby once a month. They are really cruel. The things I've heard, is extreme. My question is, is it abuse? She doesn't need a guardian, although they'd love to do it, but only needs assistance with shopping and getting things done outside the home. To my knowledge it's any assistance needed for daily living. This family is wealthy, very influential and will be furious with her is she says she's unhappy. So she isn't wanting to say anything. She's waiting to die, that's how she explains it. She was very close to her mom and dad and they really did a good job with her care. She has no idea amount in trust, what it says. I'm certain she's signed things because she was asked to but doesn't understand what they mean. What's the law with this? Her brother is a co trustee. I have no idea how that happens, he sexually abused her in her childhood and she doesn't feel ok asking this guy for anything. Any advice?