Is it legal for the county to remove my durable power of attorney, take over, sell my property and put me in a home?

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I have dementia and have suffered from two strokes. I am also a veteran (but served during a non wartime ) . I had a lawyer draw up a durable power of attorney set up with my daughter (no blood relation) as power of attorney and my niece as a secondary. Now Aging and Adult services has without notice taken over temporary conservatorship. They want to sell all of my real and personal property and place me into a home. I do not want this I want my daughter to stay in effect . I want to know how they are allowed to do this against my will? I did what I was supposed to do by preparing for this by having the legal paperwork already drawn up stating what I wanted! Basically the paperwork means crap and they are going to steal my money and throw me away into a home! My daughter takes excellent care of me and doesn't do anything before she discusses it with me and I tell her how I want it handled . Kern County Aging and Adult services are thieves. Where are my rights? Who do I get elderly protection from when I need to be protected from Aging and Adult protective services? I have worked hard my whole life to pay for everything I have including property , and now its going to be stolen by the county? Are there not laws that protect me from this?

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Relplante, is it possible that what is happening is that you are under temporary involuntary conservatorship to get you into treatment for dementia/stroke related symptoms that are making it difficult or impossible for others to care for you?
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Rereading your comment, you said that this agency took control w/o notice. Unless there were exigent (urgent) circumstances, I believe they have to provide written notice to you and your family (and probably your POA proxy) before become conservator. This is definitely something to ask an attorney.
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What is the basis for the county's threatened take over? And to clarify, it's a county, not a state agency? Something must have occurred for them to make the determination that they needed to get involved.

I would fight it; contact your attorney tomorrow and get an appointment ASAP, but also ensure that your attorney has had experience in challenging attempted takeovers by government officials of your autonomy.
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At the hearing, you will have a court appointed attorney to defend your wishes. Your daughter will need to have her own separate attorney to present her defense. Adult Protective Services is merely the petitioner; they will not be the Guardian or Conservator. The Judge in Surrogate's court will listen to all sides and make a decision based on documented evidence.
NOBODY gets to take anything. The judge will want medical records and financial records and whoever is appointed is supervised by the court and must file written reports to the court. All your assets are accounted for and protected.
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Can you call the lawyer who made up your papers and ask him/her to look into this? I wonder if someone call the Agency and reported something that seemed fishey? I didn;t think they just randomly took over? Sounds like you need to look into this with your lawyer
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