Thursday, 5 July 2012
Today I received another letter from Mum’s GP enclosing a copy of a letter written by Mum’s psychiatrist to her solicitor. In it she says an dI quote ’ it is my impression that Mrs Gaunt does not have the mental capacity to …revoke the current Power of Attorney. I suggest that her affairs are registered with the Court of Protection.’
I’ve always thought that was what should have been done, then if anybody had any reasons for not wanting me to have power of attorney they could have been raised. Most importantly of all, I would have had the chance to put my side of things rather than being completely sidelined.
So now I have to decide what to do. I can carry on trying to get the solicitor to admit they acted in error, I can go after social services who did not apply to the Court of Protection or I can walk away.
At the moment, the man living in Mum’s house has agreed to move out. I can’t go into details as to why, and, providing he does as he promises, will never be able to do that. Once he leaves, I will be able to sell the house and buy one in Leeds that I can rent out. I will have some much needed security and won’t have to face any more upsetting emails and letters. The big question is this – is walking away the right thing to do?