- Consider notifying law enforcement, adult protective services, and the court with jurisdiction over the protected person. Note that some professionals must report senior/elder abuse to the authorities. This does not generally apply to family members/friends of the senior adult.
- An interested party can notify the court and file a petition to remove the conservator and reimburse the estate for any misappropriated funds.
- If a conservatorship is appropriate, a petitioner can move to become the conservator, or a court may appoint a professional conservator with sufficient funds. An interested person (typically a friend or family member) isn’t interested in becoming the conservator. Once a conservator is appointed, they can pursue recovery of the misappropriated funds.
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