joint tenancy real estate laws
My brother has, during the 6 months I spent in another state this year, found an attorney who tells him he may submit an ad in any newspaper stating I abandon my responsibilities to our joint tenancy land holdings, and that he can, when I never see the ad, become sole owner. This is, of course, ridiculous as the CRP on the land more than pays for the taxes and he's reaped other benefits besides. Also, I have always spent at least a portion of each year in the state in which this property is held. If this is something that is even remotely possible, how to I fight it and stop him?