What Happens When Power is Denied ?
(San Jose, CA. USA)
I care for mt mom who has Alzheimer's. I live at home with her and I'm responsible for all doctors, insurance, monthly bills and shopping cleaning, keeping her social and busy, brain games and cooking etc. My life has been beyond stressful.
My older sibling who helped my mom get a reverse mortgage about 10 years ago, and is holding a small amount of moms money for her .. is also power of attorney when my mom dies.
Last year in February I was granted durable power of attorney, my sisters (older sibling) contact lawyer. We all drove together me my sister and my mom.
Then in September 2018, i and my mom request some emergency money from her account,... my sister agreed and then changed her mind and only was able to give us half of what we asked for. Mind you, its my moms money.
Later my sister and i hashed it out on the phone and she screaming that she has the power of attorney, I was shocked and said have she read the contract, this is now 2019, end of February a year after i was granted.
What does a durable power of attorney do if another sibling isn't giving the attorney in fact which is me the funds to care for my mother?
Also should I protect myself in case this falls on me by her being scandalous? What happens to the power when they are confronted with an uncooperative entity that is supposed to abide the law and doesn't ? thank you