Mom is 87 and in failing health but not yet into full dementia. A disreputable relative, out of the picture for years, re-emerged a while back and wormed her way back into my mother’s life by taking in my partially disabled brother. Now, my mother, whose savings are dwindling as we struggle with her healthcare and housing choices, is being “worked on” by this relative to send money for the care of my brother. Mom is probably not incompetent, but her judgment seems to be poor in this matter. The reality is, if Mom’s savings shrink much more and her health continues to decline, a nursing home away from her husband and dogs will be our only option. My sister and I are Mom’s POA, so our obligation is to protect her. Can this relative cause legal trouble for us or is the notarized Will and POA paperwork enough for us to refuse to hand over money because Mom is succumbing to this con artist?