Regarding my mother’s jewelry. My brother has PoA and is asking my sister and me to divide up my mother’s jewelry while she’s still alive. He won’t tell us what she has - only some of it, and says that he’s not appraising anything. More disturbing is that he says she can still give away things on her own decision. She has Alzheimer’s. Is this true?
He also says that because people can now visit her in assisted living that he’s not inventorying everything because it may go missing. He has already accused me of stealing things, and the fact that he’s okay with not compiling a complete list has me troubled. He’s suddenly not worried about theft. He’s asked my sister and me to give some of her jewelry to his children.
He’s pushing this because he has 30 days to clear out her apartment when she passes. As far as I know she’s not going anywhere soon. He has a year to execute the will.
Any suggestions on how to respond to his email?