Thanks for any advice. My father, 89 years old recently had his wife pass away. The past 5 years myself and family have lived out of state, we are now back. A few years ago my father met a guy, mid-60s at McDonalds, later he gave him POA, had him change his will etc. Recently, I find out that in the 3 months since my father's wife passed this person has taken nearly $20,000 out of my father's account. He had my dad sign a contract for future and past expenses and is paying himself $30 per hour and his wife $20 per hour, including .54 cents per mile. He and his wife have also removed many items from my father's house. My father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and I believe dementia. Anytime we (wife and I) have contacted this person regarding my father he tells us we have no say and that we "won't get a dime" from the will. We don't want anything, other than with the limited money my dad does have that he is medically, nursing home etc. taken care of. Anyway, we recently received a letter in the mail from an attorney who has been placed as a guardian ad litem for my father. From what I understand, this guy went to the social security office demanding that s.s. place my father's dead wife's benefits into his account... stating.. "I have power of attorney". A guardian ad litem was appointed by the court and an financial exploitation investigation started by the States' Adult Protective Services. Now this guy is filing for guardianship of my father. I have spoken with law enforcement and they can't do anything at this stage. Even though in state, my father still lives 4 hours away. we and our children would love to have him closer. What options do we have? Apply for guardianship? Are there other options? Some have said hire an attorney? I have used attorney's in the past for other matters and know how expensive they can be without positive results. Are there things my wife and I can do? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. We are not looking for anything from his will financially. We would like the things from the house promised to my daughters to be passed down and not stolen or go missing. We have never been in this situation before and are somewhat desperate for any information. Anyone responding, thank you for your consideration and time. And sorry, this rambles some.