I placed a question here close to one year ago, at that time a younger brother had kidnapped my elderly father, age 88. He absconded to the state of Utah, we did everything humanly possible to stop his illegal removal from an Alzheimer's facility, no authorities would help because it was a family member involved in the abduction and also removing all his bank accounts. To make a long story somewhat shorter, after five months my father was returned to Ohio and without knowledge to the rest of the family, dropped in an Alzheimer's facility over 60 miles from his original home. In the meantime my brother sold his home, changed the will to leave everything to him. The family was notified of his whereabouts just 2 hours before he was to be cremated, as he had passed away at said facility of an infection brought on by complications of a knee replacement my brother had forced him to have while in Utah (possibly so he could not come home on his own?)
We have contacted more than one attorney and most want between $5-$10,000 to handle this case. My question is basically, why do I need to sue when laws were broken, basic kidnapping, taking control of money and selling the home of an elderly person suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's? Where do I turn? Law enforcement doesn't deal with elder law, any answers or opinions?
P.S. this brother also tried to legally stop our family from having a memorial service for my father who served in the Navy in WW 2, but we gave him a military burial and 21 gun salute, despite my (no longer considered my brother) efforts. A Happy New Year to all !