The house is in my name from Life Estate made 10+ years ago. He had minimal contact with mom, none for a 10 year stretch. He has written letters, a couple a year for the last 12 years, usually asking for money. Now he is claiming that he inherited 1/4 the house when my father died in the 60's? The house was in both my parents names jointly and passed to my mother who held the deed solely in her name until the Life Estate.
When I went to the lawyer with the Will, he said there was nothing left to probate. The money was in joint accounts with me, not that there was much more than the funeral, and there wasn't much in the house. He said the house is mine already. The Will left everything to me anyway and nothing to my brother, there is a lot more background story but I'm trying to make this short. Now that I've heard from him I'm going back to the lawyer. Knowing my brother, there will be no end to this.
I think I should just let the lawyer handle it? Anyone have advice?