I don’t have a sister, I have a thief that I happen to be related to. My mother is in the hospital, with double pneumonia. I don’t think she’ll actually end up in a condition where I might have to use her medical power of attorney, but if it happens, I would like to be prepared. My mother indicated to the hospital staff that I had medical power of attorney, However, it is documented that my sister has it in my mother’s living will.
The other problems relate to my mother’s good-heartedness in relation to my sister and her friends. The instances of what I would consider theft are too long for me to catalog here (they range from her taking money out of my mother’s account, to her buying cars on my mother’s credit card and beyond). I’ve seen my mother’s and her neighbor’s mail (credit card applications, insurance forms) in my sister’s possessions. And while rifling through her papers stored in my mother’s house, I’ve seen a conviction of my sister related to forgery.
If that isn’t enough, I received a call from a friend of my sister who formerly was being sheltered at my mother’s house saying they had other documents related to my sister transferring my mother’s business to her name, and taking a loan out on a car which may or may not be my mother’s car. She’s offered to turn these documents over to me, but I don’t trust her enough to believe that the meeting couldn’t end up to be a bad end for me.
My sister was told to find a new place to live weeks ago, and we changed the locks while she was out over the weekend. While rifling though her possessions to find any remaining documents related to my mother’s finances, we found 2 meth pipes and 2 syringes which have been disposed of by the last remaining person my sister brought into the house, who is currently still in the house. I’d like to rid my mother of this last person, and protect my mother from my sister and her friends. My current plan to get the documents from the friend who has them; is to have them meet me in a very public place, and have them hand them over. I understand any legal advice will have to be couched in disclaimers, at best (this is TX, btw). But, do you have any advice on how to protect my mother from my former sister and her friends? Any advice to be merciful or compassionate to my sister will be considered with the appropriate weight, so save the bytes.
(I understand that I am seeking advice that may be beyond what is allowed in this forum. If the mods see that it is out of bounds, feel free to move it to the pit. I am sorry for any incoherence in my post, I am a bit emotional at the moment.)