My mother is 83 and is being prevented from seeing my children and I. We live in TN and my mom is in Missouri. My younger sister moved my mom in with her when she moving my mom “out of her apt” without her knowledge and has now taken her house & cell phone away from her so she can reach NO ONE!! My sister currently has emergency/temporary guardianship over my mom because she apparently had her diagnosed w/ “dementia”. Though I do think my mom has slowed a lot in her thinking, I do not think she is 100% incapacitated as my sister is saying. Because I believe my mom should be able to live out her golden years where she wishes & where she would be happiest, here in TN around my children and I, my sister has completely cut us off. She has filed for guardianship/ conservatorship. There were a few hearings that my mom has been prevented from attending. My sister lied to her & filled her with fear that “The State” will take my mom away if she doesn’t do what my sister says. I called the police Dept & asked them to do a well check when I hadn’t talked to my mom in 10 days. I rented a car, drove out to Missouri, stayed in a hotel because there was going to be a court hearing but it had been changed so that’s when I went to the police. My rights are being violated and I’ve done nothing wrong. The officer wrote a narrative from his own perspective after speaking to my mom and he completely wrote what I hv been saying...He did not think she was incapacitated and he said she told him “she wants to see me and that she has been trying to get ahold of me” but my sister has prevented her. About a month later I drove out & spoke to the Chief of police in the town & he went to do a well check. He too stated that he believed something was not right. When he told me that he was going to contact DHSS I decided to go & make a claim as well and see if there was anyone who could help me get in contact w/ to be able to see or speak to my mom. I managed to call my moms cell phone from my hotel (local number), she answered and I was able to talk to her for less than 5mins. I told her I was fighting for her & trying to get a lawyer. She said she knew what my sister was going to her and that she was feeling very stress and was extremely upset about living in that toxic environment. All of a sudden, while we were talking, my mom said “they’re telling me I can’t talk to you”. “they’re making me hang up the phone” “I love you” and then I heard them rip the phone from her hands. In my opinion this is cruel and unusual punishment to do to anyone. My mother deserves better than that. She is never hugged on or loved on in that house. She wants to be with us. At the last hearing (In November 2019) I thought it was a pretrial hearing that my mom would be able to attend but my sister KNOWS my mom would say she wants to be with us And of course she was not here. Her voice is being silencing. My sisters attorney told the judge I am a detriment to my moms health. That’s an absolute Lie!! My sister is strictly acting out of hate and jealousy. It is my legal right to compete for guardianship and that’s what I was trying to do. She in turn decided to file a restraining order against me just on 12/30/19. The order states that I have been stalking/harassing her - all a lie!! I live 665 miles away. She stated that I have sent texts and called and posted on FB, harassing her. More lies. I ended up getting an attorney. She knows I’m a single mother and cannot really afford an attorney right now. But I WANT TO SEE MY MOTHER!!! What’s being done to her is so wrong. I should not have to fight in court for my RIGHT to see my own mother - especially since she wants and needs to see me too. My children are devastated. Who does this to their family members? Is there an advocacy group that can help me? I have even gone to the prosecuting atty in the town to see if charges could be filed for ELDER ABUSE/ ISOLATION. I know it’s against the law. I just don’t know who to turn to.