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|Mon, 12-18-2006 - 6:46pm|
You know greed is the one thing that can tear families apart. My grandmother has teamed up with my stepfather to attempt to get control of my brother's finances. My brother has a mental illness I have power of attorney and I am Rep Payee for his benefits. My mother died back in July every since my grandmother and stepfather have tried everything to get control of his money. He was left some insurance money and I discovered 2000 missing until I could take him to the bank and close out the account. My grandmother and stepfather had added themselves to his account. They were at the social security office attempting to make rep payee changes the day after my mother was buried. All the insurance policies were left to my brother and myself. SO my stepfather wasnt happy with that. He and my mother had been seperated for years but not divorced. So he moved back into the home the night she died of a heart attack. When I go to the house there is no food the house is a mess. So about once a week I go and buy groceries for the home. He doesnt absolutely nothing but they constantly plot ways to attempt to gain control of my brothers money. I recieved a call today while I was at work from the social security office they were at it again. This is stressing me out so much. I hadnt spoken with my grandmother in two months and was thinking about calling her but she and my stepfather are constantly plotting. She had even contacted a lawyer to see if she had the power to do anything which she doesnt. She is 78 and I hate for her to leave this world with things like this but she is constantly plotting and the stress is to much for me while I am pregnant. I am already emotional because I am pregnant and this is the first Christmas without my mother, the family always all got together for the holidays but it will not be that way this year. A couple of long time family friends have suggested I get a lawyer it just doesnt seem rite to go that route with family members but I may not have any choice. Anyone else experience anything like this?