it was set up from the beginning. They saw the assets when my parents divorced, and they colluded to steal assets and real property. so...essentially, this woman became friends with my dad, he had a girlfriend it wasnt serious, and she convinced him o have surgery,and he suffered a massive stroke. she took over everything once he was nonverbal etc. power of attorney
was triggered. He had estate plan in place, drafted in 2002. This was 12/03. So my sister was power of attorney. He had a will, irrevocable trust
, advanced health care etc....my sister and i only heirs, split evenly, trust for our boys. The woman, we will call her caretaker, was a client of the attorneys involved. The attorney sent my sister a letter, two months post stroke saying my father asked him to revoke power of attorney and give it to the caretaker. She objected, but he said "get a lawyer and fight it" They immediately started transferring real property to caretaker, she alienated everyone, sued anyone she could o.b.o. my dad, forged deeds, documents, etc...snuck him off to another surgery, medicated him to all hell...and liquidated the estate. she tried/failed to kill him a bunch, but he lasted 10 years. That said, she had no income or assets or land the entire time. 2014, he passes, and the two attorneys that represent the caretaker produce this fraudulent will, making caretaker beneficiary
of property that was in trust and a $30k lien for taxes. (she was fiduciary mind you) I immediately retained counsel to remove her. She was essentially giving all personal property away to get rid of it, so my sister and I got nothing. My sister is in MI, I am in Maine. Long and short, she took everyhting, sold a million in personal property for 250k and kept it. Never accounted, never communicated, distributed etc. eliminated right of way to trust, etc. Yeah, I am pissed. The firm I brought on to remove her, whom I paid up front, did not take any action. I do not know why to this day. After that, i talked to over 200 attorneys, and they all said i had a valid claim, in fact it was criminal what they did, but they would'nt go against an attorney. Especially two attorneys. So I filed a petition to remove based on breach of fiduciary, undue influence, fraud, inability to administer estate, conflict of interest
..etc. I asked for 3 pages of relief in line with what i read in the 200 Maine cases i am using for reference. I am the first person to file formal probate in this state. No one thinks i can do it, except me...So...I digress...I filed a formal probate petition to remove, appoint me, and get the money she owes me, and rescission on the land they transferred after death. The PR objected to my petition, just said she didnt know, and denies, and another partner from the former firm, filed an appearance for caretaker, and said he didnt know, and denies. So, the attorney who revoked POA, and executed the will is ***** *****. The attorney who was appointed PR, is Wendy Starkey, and the current attorney for caretaker is Greg Orso, an other partner at the firm they dissolved when ***** ***** was sanctioned for elder fraud in 2008. Same time he forged the will. :) So...yeah. I am afraid that Orso will procedurally abuse me, because he has in the past. He is president of the bar, and they are all well connected. I filed a scathing bar complaint against ***** *****, and they are revoking his bar license. So, there's that... I don't understand why everyone says probate is so tough. This is cut and dry. They have no defense. Its worse than it sounds. PR called police on my mom and myself, refused to protect the estate, sold a $75k boat for $20k, and gave things away as they were hers. Yeah, I am bitter.