Dad's being denied his possessions by son. What can we do?

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My dad recently moved out of my brothers house. All of my dad's possessions are still at my brother's house. All of his furniture, personal items, photos, books, paperwork, clothing, etc. My brother refuses to allow my dad to move his things out of my brother's house. My brother said he can have his clothes, but he can't have other items. My brother is claiming ownership of everything because the items are located in his home. Any suggestions as to what to do to get all of my dad's possessions for him?

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Kazza, you are so right. The more time I spend here, the more I sour on family. When I was waaaay younger, my mom had problems with 'family', and involving an 86 year old elderly relative whom my mom was caring for. Lord Almighty. And you see all this sap about 'family togetherness.'
Definately call cops, when you do go there with them, have a rent a truck or something so you can haul it all.
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I would call the Police to file a report first. A next step might be to contact your state or local jurisdiction's Elder Abuse hotline. I emphasize "elder abuse."
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It sounds like there was an argument or dispute and your father left your brothers house under bad terms. Does your father have dementia or Alzherimer's? Does this brother have your father's Power of Attorney? If not, then who does? You can call the police and ask them to escort you to your brothers home and demand that he turn over your father's possessions. If you do not have a list of all the items I am almost positive that you will not get EVERYTHING back. Your brother evidently believes that since your father lived with him for some unknown time and he took care of him that he deserves or has a right to keep your father's possessions.

I would call the police first and ask for assistance or file a small claims case against him or seek help from an attorney. The police will be the cheapest route for now.

Time is of the essence in taking care of this, the longer you wait you are giving your brother time to hide you fathers possessions if he is that devious.

Good luck and best wishes!
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Gosh the more I see things on this site the more shocked as to how some families can just be so cruel oh im with everyone else go to his house with police and get your poor dad his stuff back he must be so distressed and kick your brothers butt.(for me!!) x
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Call the police and explain the situation. They will meet you at his house and you must be prepared to move his belongings immediately; rent a trailer if that is what it takes. If you forget anything, you will not get back in. They will only do this once and they will stand by to arrest any combatants.
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did you call thePOLICE????
DID YOU GET THEM TO GO WITH DAD TO GET HIS THINGS!! HELP HIM LOAD STUFF OUT ASAP. who would ever do that to someone..keep their things like that!!
CONTACT THE POLICE. ASAP.
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Call the POLICE and then get Papers stating they are his things. Contact the Police Department..as obviously cannot handle this alone with someone who is using your Dad. He probably wants out becos of MANY REASONS..and this is EVIDENT OF
WHY..and what is going on there!! HURRY
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Since I know first hand about this situation, I can tell you your father has every right to his possessions. I got the police involved, went to my mother's home, confronted her (the policeman did), and he told her she HAD to give me my things. The compromise was she would have all my things out in her carport the next day while she was away, and I picked them up. Try that. But, you must have a sheriff or police go with you in case something untoward happens. It sounds like your brother is ignorant of the law, and can be prosecuted for theft, and by your description of items, it would be grand theft (anything over $500 - $1000 depending on your state laws) which is a felony. Go get your dad's possessions!
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I agree with Kathy call the cops and get the ball rolling, it's a start. At least there will be a report filed..
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Call the police. File a theft report.
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