Asked by Anonymous
on 27-02-2020 08:29:42
Question posted in the General Law
category relating to Eastern Cape
Question value: R 0.00
I’ve been looking after my mother (who has just turned 79) for the last 7years, without any assistance or advice from my younger brother or his family. The only time they even bother to visit her is on special occasions and when they want money from her.
She recently went into hospital for emergency surgery to her stomach and had a bad reaction to the surgery which has left her in a temporary state of mental incapacitation. I say temporary because when she had a bladder infection about 3years ago, she wound up in the same condition which she recovered from.
My younger brother and his family have used the situation as an attempt to have her classified as incompetent and are trying to take over her estate and are apparently applying for custody of her.
How do I prevent this?
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