When my mother was alive she told me she had
a will that split everything she had in half
between my sister and myself.
So why didn't you ask for a copy right then?
My sister being the executor of the estate
now tells me there never was a will and there
is nothing to inherit.
How did she become executor if there was no will? She couldn't legally perform any duties of an executor or administrator without getting her court papers. I suggest you contact the probate court and see if a probate file has been opened.
If not, then you have the option of opening probate under the state's laws of intestacy and asking to be appointed administrator. That'll give you some clout over your sister and you'd have the power of the court behind you.
My mother was receiving a alimony from her
ex-husband right up to the time she went into
a nursing home. In order that this alimony
was not detected the checks were all sent to
my sister and cashed by her.
How does that come about. Did your mother's ex write checks to your sister? Or did your mother give your sister power of attorney to cash the checks? Either way, it would seem like your mother was in on the deal.
My mother was on disability which paid for
all of her living expenses. My question is
where is that money?
You just said it paid for all her living expenses. A nursing home isn't free. Could cost several thousand per month and eat up the alimony and disability money pretty quick.
It just doesn't make since that there
wouldn't be any money after my mother telling
me she had $20,00 in the freezer at the same
time she told me about her will.
Did you see the money? Can you prove it ever existed? And even if you could, money like that is not static. It gets used. Besides, with no proof of its existence, whoever got it, got it.
She also had a lot of antiques my sister sold
with out any accounting to me what so ever.
Before or after your mother's death?
She claimed the funeral was expensive but all
she arranged was a grave side service even
though my mother was known and loved.
Funerals ARE expensive. My mother's funeral in 2007 cost over $6000 and all we had was a graveside service.
My question is there a way to track the
alimony she recieved since it went through
the court system?
Depends on what you mean by "went through the court system". If the court collected the money from the ex and then issued the checks, the court would have a record. But what good would that do you? You already know the alimony was paid and the checks were cashed. The court won't be able to tell you how the money was used.
My sister also kept a registered diamond my
mother gave to me. With our even asking or
telling me she melted down the ring and used
the diamond. She had already told me she
would get it to me. I have confronted her and
she hasn't changed her story.
If your mother "gave" it to you, why didn't you have it in your possession?
She has told me that her house will be paid
off in the next year. She had told me another
time they had a 30 year morgage just like we
do. Her lies are catching up with her.
Why is that a lie? She could be in the 29th year of a 30 year mortgage.
Is this something that can be done? Is there
a time limit as to how long I have to deal
with it? How much money could it cost to
investigate so I can at least prove what I'm
Your best bet at this point is to consult a probate attorney and review your options.