My husband and I moved from Oregon to Illinois to be live in caregivers for mom. I left a job with benefits and could not work, due to mom's dementia and failing body. My sister would visit a couple times a year from Utah.
Part of the verbal agreement with mom was if we moved in, she would continue to pay the bills. Her home is paid for. My sister voiced that she felt we were living off of mom, saying we'd have to pay rent somewhere. I could not get her to understand that I could not work, taking care of mom. I said I was saving both of us the cost of hiring a 24/7 caregiver, or nursing home. This has changed our relationship.
I was mom's caregiver a week short of 2 years and 8 months. Upon mom's death, her will specified we equally got the house and other things would be equally divided. My sister is pushing us to move out, in order to sell the home. My husband and I want time to figure where to go, and the house still needs cleared out. She's mom's 1st POA over finances and I am second. My sister is also a drunk. What rights do I have?