My mother was not kind to me and my sister growing up. She threw my sister out at 13 and was mentally abusive. I moved out and never looked back 2 weeks after I graduated high school and created a successful life for myself and have a great family. Paid my way through college on my own and never asked anything from her. Out of a sense of obligation, I have stayed in contact with my mother but she hates kids so my children never really considered her a grandmother and contact was minimal (she met them once) she was just the woman mom calls once a week who rants about how other people messed her life up. I have also helped her financially when she really needed it including paying for her cell phone and bill. Everything was getting a bit repetitive but her complaints never changed because she lives alone and holds a grudge. Starting in January she walked five miles from her home and called the police claiming I had driven to her home 7 hours away in another state to break into her house to steal her purse. I did not and she found her purse later. She called the police again claiming both my husband and me broke into her house sold her a fake cell phone and stole one of her credit cards. Yesterday, my aunt calls threatening with the police once more for our thefts. My husband is a peace officer and I am an author who works from home. We have not seen her in 10 years because she doesn't let people in her house and she refuses to visit us. We are not thieves, yet she has taken out a warrant and 'has the police' looking for us. She is asking we be charged with grand theft and B&E. We have done nothing wrong. Can we walk away before she ruins our lives? Are we legally obligated to help her? Adult services in her state have done nothing about her living situation of pure squalor and with her current accusations we want nothing to do with her.