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To pay an attorney to take a cousin to court -- to try to recover whatever monies that my brother thinks is missing.
My brother (who was "appointed" power of attorney by the attorney that my brother hired) is suing a cousin who had contact with my mother (this cousin is not listed on the will -- myself and my 3 children are).
My brother is in possession of accounts and credit cards and I do not know how this all evolved -- not sure that the will is "real" as he got a copy of it but I did not.
Because he has been appointed the representative of the estate, he is allowed to sue for recovery of monies to the estate.
Even if he appointed himself -- my mother did not appoint him as they severed relations with each other over a year ago.
I have seen nothing other than a letter from the attorney that he hired stating that he was handling the estate and the divisional percentages that will be given to each person.
50% to brother
10% to myself, my two daughters and one son
It also stated that my brother was appointed at the time the will was filed.
Thank you so much -- you are right as there are not millions at stake and it is not worth anyone's sanity, especially mine. I guess I just needed to get what I already knew, on some level, straight in my heart -- again, thank you for your time and patience...Jeannie in MinneSNOWta