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re: Brother stole fathers money
Mon, Aug 20 2007 7:25 AM
Joined on Wed, May 24 2006
I am so very sorry for your loss. I too have had a sibling steal from a dying parent and it is not a pretty picture.
The first thing you need to remember is: If you are paying for the "Legal" counsel to handle the estate then you need to tell them what they can expect and can not expect!
They will advise you, but they should not be telling you how to do things merely advising you on how they legally feel things should be done.
You are the one paying the bill ... well the estate is ... so the attorney needs to follow your lead so to speak.
Also, there is a legal term for what your brother did and it's got to do with Elder Abuse in a sense, as he stole from the elderly and could be charged and put in jail if found guilty.
I could have gone that route with my sibling but I chose to merely not speak to my sibling any longer and we have not spoken one word since early 2005.
I do wish you the very best of luck with getting your father's estate settled but you also need to know it will not be a very fast process even if the estate is small it could take up to 2 years depending on what's involved.