I have been my mother's guardian and the conservator of her estate for about three years now. She lives in my home with me. There are no other people living here. Originally the fiscal conservator was a state assigned company from her home state but eventually it was decided that all of her assets should come here and I began to file her bi annual financial statement.
For two years I have sent the company above an invoice of my mother's expenses. They reimbursed me every month. In addition I charged a very very small amount for rent and about half the utilities and groceries. I thought that was fair since she spends a lot more time in my home than I do and most of the meals are for her.
No the probate attorney who is helping me file the bi annual report has a bookkeeper who tells me I am not allowed to charge any living expenses from my mother. Firstly I think she's wrong and secondly I'm a little freaked out that I might have been doing something wrong for the past two years? Why did the conservator reimburse me if what I was doing was wrong? SEVERAL people have told me I should charge mom for these things, including her!
Is the bookkeeper misinformed? Should I find someone else?