I have an elderly mother in law who is a very proud woman and always helps others before her and her older son has

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Customer: I have an elderly mother in law who is a very proud woman and always helps others before her and her older son has practically taken over her affairs without consulting with his one and only brother
JA: What state are the mother-in-law and her son and the brother in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: What shall we do as we are concerned with elder abuse. My partner has looked after her for well over 30 years while his brother and his family took off to Australia. He then came back with nothing to show for and decided to make changes in the old lady's lifestyle and now the old lady's health is deteriorating emotionally
JA: The Lawyer will be able to walk you through that. What steps have they taken so far?
Customer: They've approached Winz to change over the old lady's pension to him and claimed to be his caregiver with no thought of discussing this as a family in order to come up with an action plan to agree for what my mother in laws needs. Shes now basically under the care of him and she's pining for my partner and we don't want to create trouble while she's at the vulnerable stage.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes my brother in laws motive is his mother's property, he has pretty much ousted my partner out and pretty much changed the lock of the house. We have a routine of feeding her every Sunday and we don't anymore. We are concerned of elder abuse, the extended family is also concerned. My partner has spent most of his life looking after her and she's suffering quietly because she feels we don't want to come over and it's not that we are literally uncomfortable going over due to the brother in laws behavior towards my partner.
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You should consider getting property and welfare managers appointed to look after her. This could be someone independent to avoid any strife
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