My step dad's family leaving my mom with nothing to live on. What are her legal rights?

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My step dads doctor told him he has dementia a year ago. A few days later his kids were taking him to sign all kinds of papers and power of attorney to them. Then they took him out of the senior care center and left my mother with no money in their back account and she has not heard from them for 4 months now. She does not know where he is or how he is. She has stage four cancer, has heart problems and is getting a shoulder replacement. She only gets $438.00 a month. What are her legal rights?

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My mother is on a pill for cancer and they said they were hoping it would give her more years to her life she is 86 now. And her heart problem is under control with a pacemaker. Not sure what all that has to do with being left with nothing to live on and not know where your husband is or how he is.
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XenaJada, she may still live a few years even though she has Stage IV cancer. My sister was diagnosed with Stage III/IV breast cancer, and lived another 4 years before she died. It wasn't a quality life during the last 7 months or so, but she was a fighter.
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Ok, gotta ask (and I'm not trying to be shi++y), but if she has stage 4 cancer and heart problems, WHY is she having shoulder replacement? What I mean is, that is an elective procedure, even though I am sure she is in considerable pain. I cannot believe a doctor would agree to do it with her myriad of other health issues going on.
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Thank you we were told by a lawyer today we need a Elder lawyer to handle this since it is like abuse on their part and kidnapping.
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Flowergirl,
You need to take her (if she's able) to a lawyer. There is NO way his family can leave her destitute. You can file charges that they have kidnapped him (if he wasn't mentally able to agree to leave) and have robbed him and her of all their money.

I'd also file a police report of his disappearance and missing money. It would be helpful if you had his children's names that could have been involved.

File for emergency need with the county for welfare (it's called something else now), food stamps, etc. until they can find your step brothers and sisters who are responsible for this terrible act.
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