I am in colorado,My brother has takin large amounts of money from my mom for life long care but might not be able to provide that care.he also put his name on the deed of home that my uncle bought without telling him.He then has lied to me about it.He is using my uncles money and my moms to start business of his own.He also has told me that he wants to make my mom get a devorce from my stepdad, but has to get more money to buy him off. I don't think they want to get a devorce.What are the options?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Colorado
Just been trying to get my mom to call a lawyer, but does not want to hurt his feelings
Options as to what?
Is there a way that I can file a civil claim against him for elder financial abuse or for undue influence. Or is this criminal?
You don't have "standing" to file a civil suit against him, your mother or uncle would have to do that.It does sound like criminal actions are at least possible based on the facts. A lot will depend on what your mother is willing to say and on the exact facts but that is definitely the route that is most likely to result in action being taken.If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to ask but please do so my clicking on the Reply to Expert tab.We work for Positive Ratings, please click on one of the top three ratings or one of the Smile Faces, as this would be appreciated. We have recently implemented a new rating and feedback system. Please be aware that you are rating my courtesy and service as a professional, and not necessarily whether you like the information that you are receiving. Please bear in mind I can’t control what the law is and whether it helps you, I can only tell you what it says, and I assume you want truthful information.PLEASE DO NOT use the rating system to ask for more information or in an attempt to tell the website that you didn’t like the substance of the answer as it gives a NEGATIVE rating to me personally if your rating is one of the lower two.I believe in giving information that is to the point, but please remember that I can only base our answers on the information you provide and sometimes a misunderstanding as to what you are looking for or already know occurs so feel free to ask additional questions or for clarifications. Be very careful about looking at other internet sites that just post generic information without any inquiry into your facts because often those answers are dated, wrong, or wrong as applied to your facts. Please be aware that my answer is not legal advice, it is merely information. You should always contact a local attorney for legal advice.Several customers have asked how they direct a question to me in particular. If you specifically want me to provide information for you just put “FOR JD 1992” in the subject line and I will pick up the next time I am online.
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