Condensed very long story. My mother, now 94, is in need of assistance. I do not have POA, nor am I in her will. We have had a tumultuous relationship for the past 40 years. I currently reside 500 miles away and my presence makes her angry.
She has lived alone until recently. DSS has now intervened and determined that she cannot reside alone or make decisions. They are wanting me to be involved, but as I said, I have no legal authority. Her POA resides in another state, and really doesn't want the responsibility. As a note, her named POA didn't know she had been named.
I have always tried to watch over my mother, from a distance, considering our bizarre relationship (made annual trips, stayed in touch with her current friends and business contacts). Additionally, my wife of 37 yrs. has been barred from visitation for the last 30 yrs. (another long distorted story). Interestingly, an attorney has recently entered the picture at her request and is trying to assume control. He has not spoken to me but apparently he is interested in her assets, since he has already asked her to sell him her home. Not surprisingly, my mother is relatively wealthy, and all the attorney vultures are aware of the family dynamics. My mother tells them all of her distorted history.
Basically, I am at a loss as to what to do. I have contacted another attorney in her city to try to help me. What a mess!
Any thoughts or ideas are certainly welcome.