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Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma.
There are a few ways of securing better cooperation
Typically, a lawyer letter demanding a meeting and disclosure with a firm deadline helps accomplish this as she wont want exposure to being taken to court.
Secondly, legal action may be filed and she may ordered and compelled by the judge to appear, explain finances, disclose documents
If she has breached her duty of care, she may be sanctioned and removed, and even held personally liable
Please let me know if that is clear and acceptable.
Thank you for providing the various course of actions that we can take. It is our hope not to add additional financial expense on anyone in the family. Yes, your information was clear and acceptable. However, there still remain the gate issue which was erected by a timber company to keep everyone out of the area. On my visit to the area, we learned that there used to be a road leading back to our property and a cemetery which is about to receive a "Historical site" which is also family owned which we cannot get to unless we go through the church, which does have access to go through the gates.
The gate issue can be resolved by negotiation
there should be easement and facility to enter and exit as needed without resort to court
Have a nice weekend
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