Billy, age 40, moved into his mother’s home two years ago. Billy pressured Alice, his mother, to transfer the deed to her beloved home over to Billy. Billy is unemployed, is a lazy bum, and is spending his mother’s hard-earned pension to support his gambling addiction.
Alice, age 92, has lived in her Brooklyn Brownstone for over sixty years. Billy recently took out a mortgage on the home and Billy asked his gambling friend and cohort, Dan to serve eviction papers upon Alice.
Alice has been inconsolable for days and she is terribly afraid of Billy. Alice’s daughter, Catherine, just learned about Billy’s bad dealings. Catherine found multiple documents signed by Alice and these documents show that Alice turned over all of her assets to Billy. What can Alice and Catherine do?
They should immediately consult with an attorney to determine whether Alice had the capacity to sign over the deed to her beloved home to Billy, to explore whether Alice has the requisite capacity to sign a power of attorney, health care proxy, and other advance directives, and to discuss whether an Article 81 guardianship should be considered as a least restrictive alternative.
To learn more about the steps you need to take to protect your loved one’s rights in an Article 81 guardianship case, contact the Law Office of Tamara I. Jordan P.L.L.C.
The Law Office of Tamara I. Jordan P.L.L.C. handles Article 81 guardianship cases in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.