No, we cannot claim it. My dad played these games where he obtained a reverse mortgage. You see, unlike most other people's parents, my dad had this idea in his head that no one else had any idea what it means to have suffered in life. My siblings and I were always bombarded with stories about The Great Depression and how he suffered (my did slightly, although she grew up in backwoods Wisconsin where it wasn't that bad). Since he suffered in his life and the rest of us didn't then we didn't deserve any kind of inheritance. Now, I'm not saying we were deserving but he was an overall very selfish person with zero empathy for others. He was horrible at managing money, and we have no idea what all he blew it on with the amount of largesse he acquired with the reverse mortgage.RJDiogenes wrote: ↑Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:10 pmIs it possible that you and your brothers already own it, or can claim it?Gary wrote: ↑Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:46 pmThe action on the Will shows as pending, which is very unusual considering this was back in October, 2018. The property still shows being titled in both their names, so we concluded the brother who was the Executor of the Estate skipped a step. He seems to have thought all he had to do was throw the keys at the bank and his part is done. Apparently, he needed to transfer the title to the Estate so the mortgage company could then transfer it for proper and legal clear chain of title.
The house is supposed to be owned by HUD, but this is where I keep finding surprises. Second oldest brother is the primary Power of Attorney for the property with my oldest brother as the secondary. The primary is also the Executor of the Estate, which means upon their death he should have transferred ownership of the property to the Estate and then to HUD. Since he "threw the keys at the bank" he has not followed through in his fiduciary responsibilities toward the Estate. Oldest brother found the POA paperwork, which is how I know he's the second. He can assume the primary role if the current primary is unwilling or unable to execute his responsibilities. I am going to contact the Recorder's Office tomorrow to learn what action is pending on the Will, which is probably Probate. I will then pass the information to the oldest brother who will then contact the attorney who drafted the POA. He may be able to get answers and guidance since oldest brother was expressing interest in acquiring the house to fix up and sell. The problem is the other brother who kept screaming he "didn't want to deal with it" and was "going to have an estate sale" which never happened.
Meanwhile, today was a company holiday. Ran into town to get some goods from Wal Mart and the grocery store. Read some training material and took a nap. I have to wash some dishes. I am planning to make a batch of Chai Tea for tomorrow and am tempted to try cooking it in the InstaPot rather than the slow cooker.