I am 23, and my dad is 82. He has always been emotionally and verbally abusive to my mother and I (at times physically as well). I still live at home due to financial reasons. He doesn't have dementia, but he has been starting to forget to pay his taxes, etc. I'm tired of worrying about him all my life, and I am trying to save up and move out. My mother is more like a kid sister to me, very dependent and enabling.
My question is: as my dad's mind deteriorates, am I legally obligated to help him. I have my own life to worry about, and am trying to take care of myself (finally). There is no one else in the family (they're all dead). It's ironic that after years of him telling me I'm worthless, now I'm the only one who could help him. Do I have to step in at some point and start doing his bookeeping? I really don't want to. Could I go to jail for 'neglect' if I don't?
Thanks for reading.