Remember, the water has already been shut off as of August 9, 2013. The judge order us to resolve this by September 16th. I explained to the judge that the water company wanted the lien paid as well as the current bill, but the judge shrugged it off and told us each to pay 1/3 of the current water bill. Even if or when my sister and brother pay the bill, I know the water company is still demanding the lien to be paid before they agree to turn the water back on. Also the file clerk gave my sister the phone number of a public defender. I believe they serve at no cost. I am concerned about showing up at court with the matter still unresolved (water still off). How much trouble am I in? She claimed that she paid rent to my father who is now deceased; however, I have never received any rent from my sister or brother. She have an oral agreement that they can stay in the house as long as they pay the utilities. Technically, am I acting as landlord on behalf of my mother? Help!
Okay. While the eviction process takes place, am I liable to pay property taxes, insurance, etc on my mother's property out of my own funds? If I allow the house to be foreclosed upon due to not paying taxes and/or liens, will I ultimately be held responsible for the cost? Keep in mind my mother is in a nursing home with the assistance of Medicaid.
Also I am considering asking the judge on September 16th to appoint a third party conservator/guardian over my mother simply because this is costing me too much money; that is, my family expect me to pay their living expenses out of my own monies. At this point, I just want to go back to being a daughter. By the way, my sister is a drug addict. There is no one else in the family capable or willing to take over. I have another sister who wants to take over but she will try to take my mom out of the nursing home & put her back in the house with my drug addict sister. I took my mom out last year due to neglect (malnourished 72 lbs) under my drug addict sister's care. This is why I am considering a third party to take over conservator and guardianship. I have had enough. Thank you.
BotXXXXX XXXXXne. Would it be a terrible mistake on my part to pay the property liens, property taxes, obtain insurance, etc. , water utilities just to appease my family?
Is this the natural process of being a conservator over someone who has no funds? Do not pay the bills and let things be turned off! Are you sure that I will not get in trouble or be held liable?
So when that house is foreclosed on, as her conservator, I will not be accused of wasting my mom's largest asset. The letters of authority dictate that I cannot sell the property. Am I suppose to request to sell the property subject to court approval? Or can I choose the first option that I want to take, let the house be foreclosed on because it is a distressed property in a deteriorating neighborhood. I do not believe I could sell it even if the court allowed me to.
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