My mother who lives in NJ has been somewhat estranged from me for the the past 37 years. She is now in a situation where she should be in a assisted living facility. She has been caring for herself with the help of her family and my brother who lived with her up until he past away last January, and now because she doesn't listen to anyone and keeps getting hurt, basically becoming a burden to her sisters who are also older. They now are calling for me to take responsibility of the situation. These are individuals that haven't spoken to me for almost twenty years. My wife, kids and I live in NC. Could I be legally forced to take responsibility of the situation? Please don't think that I am heartless, but we are a struggling family ourselves both emotionally and monetarily. This could very well be the wave that sinks my family.
Thank you for any advise.