Sister has had temporary custody of father for approximately 1 1/2 years, Court dates have been continuted 6 times for various reasons. On last court to finalize permanent custody she was told that there was a "clerical eror" on their part and that my Dad was never served papers and that the whole process had to start over. This all came to pass with petition from Dad's wife's attorney the day before the court date. Kinda long story....to sum it up. Stepmother had filed for divorce...sister got temporary guardianship of father...wife decided not to divorce since she realized she wasn't getting everything. They share the same house but she lives elsewhere (due to job). She is trying to regain custody of him.. Just to have his money. Dad has dementia and has already signed the house over to her among others things. But didn't know what he was signing. Anyway... how can this happen? Since there was a error on courts part why do sister have to start everything over again? Shouldn't someone be held accountable for the error? By the way I live 3000 miles away.