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My Mom is still alive just turned 94, but no longer recognizes

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us, 4 children. My Dad...
My Mom is still alive just turned 94, but no longer recognizes us, 4 children. My Dad passed away several years ago. My sister was asked by my Mother to move in to my Mom's home. My sister moved in along with her daughter. My sister has held everything together while working full time. All of the rest of us live no where close to my Mom, so the good the bad and the ugly has been on my sisters shoulders. My Mon made a change to her will to include the fact that when she passes my sister can stay in the house for as long as she wants. That is no longer an issue because we took a reverse mortgage on the house and that money is for my mothers care. Terms of the rev. mortg. is that 1 year from Mom's death we need to pay the value of the house back to the company and the house is ours again.
I am the executor of Mom's will. I have told my sister she can have my 1/4 of the house, my brother said that too. My older sister thinks she's getting the house for herself, she says my Dad told her that. Yeah right. The will says we each get it equally.
Anyway, my brother wants to see the revised and original wills because he doesn't believe my mother would say my sister her caregiver could stay in the house.
Does he has a right and can he make my sister tell her son to move out?
Submitted: 7 years ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Jane Doe Deer, Lawyer replied 7 years ago
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Answer: There's no "right" to see anothe person's will. Was that all you wanted to know?

 

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
If and when I decide to speak to him I can tell him he can wait until my Mom passes to find out what the will says?
He can't tell my sister to tell her son to leave because he doesn't want him there?
Customer reply replied 7 years ago
If and when I decide to speak to him I can tell him he can wait until my Mom passes to find out what the will says?
He can't tell my sister to tell her son to leave because he doesn't want him there? Can he?
Family Lawyer: Jane Doe Deer, Lawyer replied 7 years ago

You can tell him he'll have to wait until your mom passes.

 

Meanwhile, does anyone have Power of Attorney? Who?

 

Sorry about the delay in getting back to you - I rec'd a phone call.

 

My best,

 

Jane

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
I'm the one with power of attorney also.
Family Lawyer: Jane Doe Deer, Lawyer replied 7 years ago

Legally, you are the only family member with the right to a copy of your mother's will.

 

However, the more diplomatic you are now, the less of a family feud after your mother passes.

 

It sounds to me as though you have a wolf at the door. You do not have to let him in.

 

My best - you're dealing with an uncomfortable situation.

 

Jane Doe Deer

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Thank you. You are right.
Family Lawyer: Jane Doe Deer, Lawyer replied 7 years ago

Thanks!

 

Take care!

 

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