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#1 Jun 27, 2013
A friend of mine has a sister who was given a free home upon the death of their father....(not the first freebee she got). In order to keep the family home together for the 6 siblings, the property was turned over to her to keep for everyone. Now she declares herself "Sole owner" & lords over the other family members. Nasty remarks to her brother & his wife from her & her husband are the norm for every day. Most recently...."you need to get the hell out and move", and "You are our Tennants"
A little background....My friend, the brother, and his wife have lived continuosly on the property since February 1981. For a time they lived with the parents but payed a monthly rent. After a few years the son, his wife & the parents bought the house. The son,(my friend) payed the downpayment for a tract of land on the property. A mobile home was placed there and extensive landscaping was done.
Years pass, mother dies, sister-thief moves in with father after losing her home and takes over his life.....(pays no rent). Father takes son aside & tells him he doesn't want sister-thief & husband to have house. Son already has a home & life goes on. After death of father, son himself is quite ill & fears losing the property if he can't work.....sister-thief offers her 'solution'...SHE will hold the property for the family.
Which brings us to today....what would you do? Your family is trying to steal your home....when is enough?
#2 Jun 28, 2013
Contact a lawyer
#3 Jun 29, 2013
It sounds like a bad script for a reality show or Jerry Springer. Legal lesson#1 "Get it in writing." Go to a lawyer. Maybe Legal aide could help if you are eligible
#4 Jul 18, 2013
Definately get a lawyer. Legal Aid in Utica will help you.
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