My uncle is 91, his partner(though not married) is now in hospice due to dying on cancer. The partner has decided to make a neighbor my uncle's guardian without communicating to any of the family members. My uncle wants my sister and I to be his guardians. We only found this out by going to my uncle's home when we could make phone calls to him for 3 weeks. The neighbor said my uncle's partner is dying in 2 weeks, the papers have been done and he doesn't want us to visit or speak with my uncle again. What can we do? We had no idea that this was going on behind his back. They just told him 2 weeks ago Ray was dying. The money is already given to another friend of my uncles partner, all my uncles properties have been sold and they have emptied his bank accounts so that he qualifies for government programs. I am afraid his life will be very short... do we have any rights? Can we contest, see the documents, understand the arrangements, keep this neighbor monitored? My uncle helped raise me, I owe him this but feel helpless. I don't care about any of the money, he already gave me all the love he had, I just want to care for him and make sure he is well treated. Please help me. I live in California and asked his partner to have my uncle come live with me. The answer was arrangements have already been made. I have time, but not much money for lawyers. Can anyone give me advice. I'm leaving on a plane on Sunday to say my last goodbyes,He can't even use the phone to call me, he is a prisoner. At a minimum I want to take steps immediately to put them on warning that I won't go away.