Angela E Phillips commented on Contact Us 2019-10-28 10:07:09 -0700My name is Angela E. Phillips & I posted my story quite sometime ago. I live in West Virginia & there is NO visitation law pending? It is too late for my Mom & I – she passed away 05/30/2018; but I would like to know what I can do or who I can contact to get this bill to the House in West Virginia? Sadly, I can’t stand the fact that this happens to so many families & in my case it was due to my brother’s greed! My Mother’s estate has still not been closed & the family drama continues. I pray other families won’t go through the same situation that my husband & I went through for wanting better care for my Mother. We were her caregivers for 16 years & 7 months prior to her death we were served with a Notice of Tresspass & were unable to visit with her & our telephones were blocked. I would also like to know if I should contact our Senator here in West Virginia to see if he would be of help in getting this legislation passed here in West Virginia? I think about my Mom everyday & her birthday is forthcoming on Novermber 3rd. Thank you for all you do & God Bless!
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Angela E Phillips signed Take The Pledge 2019-01-16 15:30:52 -0800My husband & I were stopped by my brother & sister-in-law from seeing my 84 year old Mother & we were her caregivers for 16 years. My Mother passed away 05/30/2018 & we were unable to see her until she was at the funeral home & we reside 50 feet away. Once I placed my Mother in a nursing facility my sibling & sister-in-law turned against us because we were no longer able to care for her full-time. My Mother could not stay at the nursing facility because of rental property & was unable to obtain Medicaid in the State of WV. Law enforcement was of absolutley no help & the Guardianship battle lasted for more than a year & was VERY UGLY! My husband & I were served with a Notice of Trespass & the law stood with them. This can happen when a parent has a living estate. In the end the living estate was a futile mistake for my Mother and I! My advice is to sit down with a trusted estate planner to prevent this from happening & whatever you do I would NOT EVER advise getting your local Department of Human Services involved. This battle is certainly not over & my husband & I live with the lasting effects of this battle & loss of my Mother!2,410 pledges
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