He's abusing my mother

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Hello,
My mother who is 66 has her grandson living with her and my father. He has been living with them practically his whole life, he is 22 yrs old.

Over the years he has stolen anything that he could sell for drugs. My father will not confront him.

He is constantly (almost every day ) verbally abusing his grandmother, yelling, screaming, calling her terrible names.. [ I could go on and on ] but my basic question is what recourse do my parents have against him?

He laughs in their face when they threaten to kick him out. We're all very frustrated here... help??

Thank you for any advice!!


Zarkonn




Posted on 2006/8/2 13:43




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Zarkonn -
As we are not lawyers, I'm not really sure what legal options may be available for your parents, however, I quickly found online several websites that relate to elder law that have online forums, where you can post a question of a legal nature. You may want to try:
http://www.elderlawanswers.com/board/default.asp?category=5 or:
http://law.freeadvice.com/estate_planning/elder_law/

There are other websites that seem to offer similar help that you may want to check out. It seems that the problem for your parents with their grandson is long-standing and it's oftentimes difficult to tell our elders what they need to do about family issues, such as this, even though we know it would be the best thing for them to do . . . I do hope that you find the legal advice that you are seeking through one of these websites. Perhaps an ElderHope reader who has dealt with a situation like this will post a note on how they managed it.

Please let us know if you hear some helpful information from one of the legal sources - sure do hope that this problem is resolved for the sake of your parents and family! Barb Davis


Posted on 2006/8/2 14:17




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Zarkonn:

Barb has given some great advice and references.

Let me add some more information that may be of help. You don't mention where you are from (what state, if in the US). But if you are in the US, most of the states Attorneys General take a very dim view of elder abuse. It is a crime, not just a torment. Many, if not all, states have dedicated offices for the putpose of addressing elder abuse. It is their job to help you to address this. In addition to the links that Barb has already given, I would certainly call your state Attorney General's office, if not your local police, and speak to them.

Mike Davis


Posted on 2006/8/4 22:44


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Actually, let me offer a few more links that may be of help:

The National Center on Elder Abuse

and to get the number to report the abuse in your area, go to this link:

State Elder Abuse Hotlines

As we already noted, take the center's advice:

Quote:

In an emergency call 911 or the local police.


That site also has extensive resources on the various laws that are applicable, etc.


Posted on 2006/8/4 22:56


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