She died this year and my brother doesn't speak with me at all-
Her lawyer claims there is a conflict of interest therefore he refuses to give me any information.
my name is not on her will anymore- I am not even mentioned as a trustee-other names were added- an amendment was added saying I am not to inherit anything-and many various distributions r made to my brother, his wife his daughter and a financial advisor- all her financial and legal decisions were done without my knowledge and were hidden,kept from me, until I had to get a lawyer to demand I get a copy of her will-I thought it was a joke when I read it-
it was full of surprises- I don't know what her financial situation was-since it never occurred to me my brother would make sure I was cut out--
I had never thought I would be left out-she had always said whatever was there was for both of us- she wanted us to get along-pay her bills and split the rest- I thought-but there were other plans for her care and estate- a shock to me- considering I cared for her for about 13 yrs in nyc where we live.
can I find out what her policy is,was?if she had life insurance?what her health long term ins. covered?there are so many questions unanswered-
my brother planned carefully to cut me out of all of my mothers affairs/estate,
inheritance, any heirlooms, personal property from our house of 55 yrs.
isn't there some kind of agency that will have this info documented?
do I have to hire a lawyer?
I have no $-so I am at a disadvantage-but I am my mothers daughter- have been for almost 65 yrs, and know she wouldn't have ever eliminated me- not knowingly-my brother is the only other family member alive-he is 7 yrs younger than I am- has a wife and kid- lives in mass-I am alone-mom lived close by- dad passed in 2005-i took care of them the last yrs of their lives-until my brother took her out of the state and put her in a nursing home-made sure I was not part of her care-this is a situation I cannot let go of- its wrong, she wouldn't have set something like this up-my brother is angry because he was not mad exec of dads estate-claims I did him wrong- however all info is in public records and financial info was sent to his lawyer- all of it. my father knew he would do something like this, and that is why he didn't want him to have control of his estate-I am sure this is an act of revenge my brother has been planning for years-it may have been done"legally" but it isn't an ethical or moral!!!!!!!!!!
any advice? thanks, krn