My mother and stepdad married when I was 4, now 66. My mother died 2007, my dad in 2011. My half brother, Marvin, was made executor of estate in 2004 and taking his life in 2006. Before doing so, he sent all information on mom and dads estate and monies to my half sister Lana who lived in Texas.
The homestead was sold in 2008 which at that time we put our dad in a home. The money from the sale of the home was to go into an interest bearing account until dad passed . Problem
1 every year my sister flew out to visit family,friends and dad, she schedualed it when her job needed her to attend meetings in San Francisco and Bakersfield, would bring her laptop and would work a few hours a day from her hotel room. Chevron paid ALL her expenses. Now she is deducting all her trips from the estate. Can she do that?
2.Life Insurance was paid every month but nothing shows that the policy paid anything.
3. With social security, medical insurance, vets medical, bills are deducted but shows no where that there was any re-imbursement from Dr's/ hospitals/ perscriptions.
4. Large checks were written but when I ask what they were for, anger, Lana wrote me and said under California Law, because I was not blood related to my dad, I was not entitled to any of the inheritance. Is this true and as executor of estate does'nt she have to let the remaining siblings know wher the money was spent.
5. My sister retained an attorney not for settling the estate but,she said, to protect herself in case we got an attorney, She deducted the retainers fee from the estate money. Can she do that and if so, can my brother and I hire an attorney and charge it to the estate?
was any re-imbursement from the DR/hospitals/perscriptions.