re: declaring someone incompetent
03-09-2008 8:06 PM
Joined on 11-11-2004
“my brothers and sisters are trying to declare my mother incompetent”
They can’t do that, only a judge in a court of law can declare a person incompetent. A judge would listen to relevant information including reports by a physician, and perhaps reports from Social Services Adult protective services.
“they have accused me of elderly abuse”
“what rights does my mother have and what can i do for her to help her stay in her own home instead of being declared incompetent and going to a nursing facility?”
Your mother, if mentally competent enough, can revoke any POA she wishes to revoke, but needs to do it in writing and needs to inform the granddaughter that she has done so.
It’s not clean in your post “how” your other relatives are “trying to get her declared incompetent”? Is your mother of enough sound mind to be signing POA’s herself? She can have one signed and notarized with a traveling notary.