Barrister< you kindly answered my question about my mother estate assets about a month ago. I have since tried to contact my brother about dispersion of those assets but he said it was too soon he was waiting for the funeral costs. that was over almost 2 months ago. I have since been unable to get him to answer my calls or text messages. I don't know how/who or where to call in massachusets, she lived in newton, to try to find how how much the estate is worth or where to call with my concern that he has taken the money and run as the saying goes. I have another brother that also is entitled to his share of the assests. The courts had assigned a poa from the state when my mother became incapacitated because I live out of state and my older brother has ms and has health issues because of it. My younger brother who had been living with her all his life, was to say the least an alcohol, so I believe the courts didn't think he was a responsible or reliable person to take on this responsibiltiy. I know this is alot of information, but I need to know if the estate is worth enough to require my taking on an attorney,who can I speak to, to find out the value. I don't have alot of funds for this, unless the estate has enough to pay for it or if I could do it on my own then pay out of my share of the estate. I didn't want to go this route, i had hoped my brother would have been honest hence I have given him 3 months time to carry out the duty of mothers possible debts but I think enough time has passed and that he is not going to give any of it up, or he might even hide from us. help Jackie XXXXX
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Thank you for this information, and I am happy to wait until the wait limit is over. my question is because he is working and has no money coming in, is he allowed to spend any of the money or sell any of her property to use for himself in any way? I would not put it past him to do so and again would not be able to get back for my older brother and I, what he uses/spends.
And just for your information my mother was in a nursing home for over 1 year.she had dementia.
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