GENESEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) - A mid-Michigan man is upset after his rights have been stripped to care for his mentally ill son and now the son's home is being sold by his state-appointed guardian.
Lendon Chambers says his wife, Emma, has a terminal illness and his adult son suffers from a mental illness. A Genesee County Probate Court says Chambers can not care for both of them so the court has named a guardian to deal with his son's needs.
Chambers says he is frustrated and worries about his son's assets.
The son's home is now up for sale and Chambers wonders where the money from the sale will be going.
The guardian says if an incapacitated person has assets, the money from that sale is first used to pay for funeral home expenses. The rest of the money is used for food, clothing and medical needs for the patient.
The guardian also says that every cent is monitored by the probate court. She also says that frustration felt by family members is not unusual.
She also says that family members can seek legal action in probate court if they have concerns about their loved one's care.
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