My sister is a felon and was in the process of stealing my Mothers property in state before she had to serve a year in
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Customer: My sister is a felon and was in the process of stealing my Mothers property in Washington state before she had to serve a year in jail. My mother had the start of dementia and could not take care of herself, and was left with a caregiver hired by my sister that was only there Monday thru Friday. I left New York and was horrified at the condition my Mom was left in. My sister had also changed Moms will before she left leaving everything to her. She took half of Moms Social Securiry and put into an account in her name unbeknownst to Mom. She also is a secondary person on Moms account that she had for years and drained it. She did all these things without being the durable power of attorney, as I was. She had that changed to her name when she changed the will.
JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And just to clarify, what paperwork has been filed?
Customer: Part 2: this is in the state of Washington. While she was in jail I sold Moms property, put the money in a trust for her care, changed Moms will back to her original wishes, reinstated my brother and I as the durable Power of attorneys and am in the process of getting myself named as social security payee. My sister got out of jail March 17, 2021 and attacked Mom and I for selling Moms property claiming it was hers. Mom no longer wanted to live with her due to abuse in which resulted in a domestic violence against her in 2017. When covid hit, my sister refused to leave and we waited to sell moms property when she went to jail in May 2020. We had to go to court and get restraining orders, and my sister is living at a friend's under probation for DWI (this is her 4th and she served time twice before). She has had no contact with Mom and I but she is harassing me specifically for stealing her life. I am a creative facilitator working with Veterans with PTSD and I am a professional musician. She has tried to steal jobs from me, defamed me as a thief, liar and using Moms dementia to steal her life. She was living on Moms property to help her but it turned out Mom enabled her with paying for bails, rehab, lawyers and counseling. She cut my sister out after the domestic violence but my sister denies it happened and found ways to continue living off Mom. My question is, how do I protect myself? Does restraining orders cover social media and her going to the organizations I work with as well as friends and family tearing down my good reputation I worked so hard for. Also she is going into bars to play music and has bad mouthed me to my colleagues. Should this be reported to her parole officer? I thought a DWI offense means you can't go to a bar to work or hang. Also family members have been reporting she's drinking. My life is hell because of her tactics and I just need to know how I can stop her attacks on me, and do it legally.
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: I have the court restraining orders for Mom and I against her. I have her arrest records for DWIs, breaking of probation, and the domestic abuse. I have videos of the abuse, and I have texts from family concerned over my safety due to her attacking me. I have the will she changed, and my mothers lawyer has represented us in court for the restraining anti harrassment orders. The lawyer also had Mom speak alone to change the will back, and to create the trust. Next week I will have the Social Security payee work done, and I will report to them my sister stealing Moms Social Security and acting as a caregiver when she's a felon. I need to know how to protect myself as I havevMom safe and cared for, but even with my restraining order she is making untrue allegations that is hurting my career and damaging my reputation.
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I have covered what I've done to protect my mother through her lawyer. I moved to Washington from New York and have no legal reputation here. I can't afford a lawyer so I'm looking for assistance on what my rights are as a person with a restraining order and anti harrassment order, as she is constantly harassing me and defaming me to friends and family. I feel unsafe and I also need to know how she can go to bars or places I work when on probation for a felony/dwi. Before I get legal assistance, I want to know how I am protected from my sister as apparently it's a civil issue. That's why we got the restraining orders.
Answered by Ed Hastings in 3 mins 2 months ago
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