My Aunt who is a few weeks from 100 is in the first stages of Dementia - when she gave me POA, the doctors said she was clear and lucid. I have been co-owner on her bank accounts. Over the past year she has directed me to spend a large sum of money ($70,000) - the bank called Adult Protection Services; they had a hearing - the court ordered a temporary Conservator, the state also appointed a Guardian ad litem and an Attorney for her - all of their fees are coming out of her savings ($153,000) plus the court ordered a bond at the hearing which is also coming out of her savings. She told her appointed attorney that she did not want a temporary conservator (who she must also pay for). The court over ruled her attorney- so while the state investigates whether I mis-managed funds, her small savings is being depleted. The psychological exam to test whether she was incapacitated was administered at a time she was not feeling well and since her education is very limited- she did not perform well. I petitioned the court to place her savings in pool special needs trust, if they feared I would touch her funds, plus this would allow her to receive Medicaid- that also was ignored. It is like the state is just taking her money and using the fact that I spent funds as directed as an excuse. What can the family do with limited funds to stop the state from doing this?