What to do if my brother and his wife convinced my elderly mother to put up a huge down payment on a house without my knowledge?

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What to do if my brother and his wife convinced my elderly mother to put up a huge down payment on a house without my knowledge?

They have done this behind my back. My dad is very sick and my mom is not well either. Throughout his life, my brother has been using my parents as a cash machine. Now, in their last stage of life, he has extracted a large sum from their estate. This basically transfers money from what would have been my inheritance to him. I don’t know who will be on the deed of the new house. I don’t know what form of ownership it is in. The house is currently in escrow. Can I stop the escrow? Will I need a lawyer?

Asked on December 10, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Hawaii

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I suggest that you immediately consult with a real estate attorney that has experience in elder abuse law. From what you have written if your mother is not going on title to get the property then she may be being taken advantage of.


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