Able-bodied bro lived with our folks until late 30s, never paid nominal rent they requested or assisted w/house or errands. Got married to person with ?? motives, distanced himself from family for years and eventually ended up back at our mom's while trying to work on personal issues. Fast-forward 5 years, he's mid-50s and mom is 85, he is still living with her and has no plans - or $$ - to leave. He has a good job but claims the settlement related to his separation/divorce doesnt leave him with $$ to pay my mother any rent or get an apartment. My mother doesnt want or need the rent (at least doesnt need it right now) and has allowed him to stay so he can get back on his feet, but always thought it would be temporary and not for years. She is extremely independent, relatively healthy, drives and is active, and she doesn't expect much from him, but she gets frustrated with his assorted habits, hours and availability to assist. He has taken over rooms of the house which leaves no where for others to stay/sleep when they visit, which in turn gets other family members annoyed and feeling like second class citizens. We dont know who does his laundry, cooks, cleans his bathroom, etc...our suspicion is she does much more for him than she should and tons more than he does for her. He is not a quiet, courteous or gracious "guest" and it wears on her and others. Mother says to me and my sisters regularly -- and to him on occasion -- that he needs to move out. She has been very clear to her three daughters that she does not want him in the house once she no longer lives there and does not want him buying the house ever as she fears he will not keep it up and hurt the neighborhood (its our childhood home). He is not a devious or bad person -- and we all on speaking terms -- but he definitely feels a sense of entitlement relative to being there (as if he is owed the help), he plays the sympathy card relative to divorce, finances, some health issues, he seems to lack a sense of responsibility to assist when needed and gets very defensive if questioned, so its difficult to have a conversation on anything related to his residency, obligations and future. The siblings/daughters had come to accept that he will be there as long as our mother is in the house and figured if he isn't making much more work for her or taking advantage of her financially...at least there is someone around in an emergency. So the bar was set low in our minds relative to his residency, however, more recent turn of events revealed he was borrowing $$ and was not able or willing to assist in a prolonged emergency, so we are wondering if there is much value to him living there at all. We know it is ultimately our mother's decision so one sister and I (we are both POA and she is executor) mentioned to our mother recently that there needs to be some ground rules relative to his occupancy in the house and expectations need to be managed regarding his ability to stay there once she leaves (meaning moves or passes away). YES DEPRESSING TO DISCUSS. We suggested she speak to an elder care attorney about the legalities of the situation, his rights versus other siblings, etc., however, she says she doesnt want to make waves because he will get annoyed and irate and cant deal with his attitude. At this point we have gotten assorted recommendations related to local attorneys and may have the first convo without her and then report our findings to her. On one hand I feel like a bad sibling given he has had some bad breaks (many of his own doing), and on the other I feel like he has been taking advantage and needs to know it will come to an end at some point and he needs to be prepared and to cooperate. Thoughts?