It shows me here that you are from the UK. Is this correct?
Is your sister in South Africa?
but my daughter lived in SA and so are the people who have done this to her
they have cost her her employment as well
my daughter is now here with me she arrived 5 weeks ago in terribly ill and is still recovering
IF she is on her medication, she would be capable of making her own decisions rationally, correct?
they are also threatening to trash her career - she has a very good career and if they do this she will never work again
they were hiding her meds from her
and no not necessarily, a major part of bipolar is not being able to control money issues
Is she returning to South Africa at some point?
over here it is a very definate criminal offence and they would be arrested
no she cannot go back for a long time she is now to ill
But is she going to return or is she to remain in the UK from now on?
she was managing her money quite well when they left her alone but my sister is an addicted gambler and basically terrorised her for money
she is going to stay here for the forseeable future
the mental health act over here would have protected her
So, from what you have told me, this is what I understand: Your sister knows of your daughters disorder. She hid the medication in order to manipulate your daughter into giving her money.
This she then used basically for gambling.
the pyschiatrist told me what they did was not only extremely dangerous but criminal
and her daughter and her friends as well - they all did it to her
my daughter had an extremely good job, she lost that because my sisters husband kept threatening to tell her boss she has bipolar (she also has a brain tumour as well) she caved in and had a serious bipolar episode and lost her job
1. Your daughter would be able to claim her money back from her aunt and all the other people involved in this issue through civil action in the High Court. For that she would need to appoint a South African attorney who can sue them in the relevant court. She can appoint the attorney from the UK, but she would probably want to wait until she is better.
they are now threatening to telephone everyone my daughter knows and cause upset, my sister has already been trying to get hold of my daughters friends
2. They could also potentially claim for the damages incurred due to her loss of income and for her current rehabilitation.
how much would this cost her
i am trying to deal with £R240,000 of debt they have got her into - again this is another symptom of bipolar
thank you so much for your replies, it has helped me understand what has to be done, again thank you
Im reeling at the sheer cruelty still, my daughter is my main concern so onwards and upwards, i will at some point take this legal action - we might be able to get legal aid over here, so it actually costs us nothing or very little. The Mental Health Act over here is very powerful. Again thank you for your speedy and precise replies it has helped me a lot