I'm an only adult child. At first, I had POA; but my aunt(s) who have always resented my mother loving me so much; overrode my POA by making my aunt POA. They cut me off from her bank accounts, falsely accused me of using it all (mother and I helped one another) -- and in the meantime, convinced my mother that previous robbery of her money by OTHER POA's (not me) were all me.
My mother, beginning dementia, and already 83-years-old gets confused and making bad decisions. So, these relatives, while throwing me under the bus to other relatives (threatening me with elder abuse--when I had nothing to do with abuse of her money; again, we helped one another voluntarily), went behind my back and cut me off from all her financials. Which is wrong, as it is just Mom and me.
I want to take care of her. They did this after I had a caregiver set up and a new place, in her own rental. The relatives were upset that I was actually doing the right thing. Thus, they took over and moved my mother in with another aunt, because she "needed the money" for caregiving.
Today, my aunt told someone many lies about me, and asked my roommate to throw me out to the streets -- and force me to work at McDonald's, while she and my other aunt control all my mother's money.
Besides poisoning my mother's mind against her own and only child; I need to get guardianship of all my mother's affairs; so that my last years with her are not damaged by such hateful relatives. Relatives who'd like to see me on the streets and taking all my mother's money for their rent!
Do I need a lawyer in New York (where I live, and will move my mother here as soon as I can). Or do I contact a lawyer in Florida (where she resides at this time)?