OgreMagi: I used to think my family was disfunctional, but stories like this prove we are about as good as it gets.My dad (passed last month) gave my brother full power of attorney. My brother got my dad to get a reverse mortgage on the house. No, my brother wasn't pulling off a scam. He made sure my dad got a good monthly income from the mortgage company that would sustain him. None of us were interested in getting the house so it was a good deal all around. As for dividing up the personal effects. There have been no arguments other than us having to INSIST my nephew take his grandfather's .22 rifle and acoustic guitar, DAMN IT!After the service we swapped stories. My niece loved the one about her grandfather punching out his cousin JG Wentworth when they were teenagers. Yes. That JG Wentworth. The guy was an asshole.
A Terrible Human: When my paternal grandmother died my dad didn't get anything because in her will it said he had borrowed $87,000 throughout her life. My sister me got $100 a piece. My two aunts got around $500,000 from the insurance company while my family lived less than 50 feet away living on food stamps./My dad probably deserved getting cut out but what the hell did me and my sister do?
Hollie Maea: A few years ago, my grandpa got to the point in which he could no longer afford to live at his place. My parents bought the house from him, and told him he could live there rent free for the rest of his days, no questions asked.Because they aren't complete and utter assholes.
GalFriday: **NOTE TO ALL FARKERS** Never give your Power of Attorney for money and your Power of Attorney for health to the same person.
weiserfireman: Orange-Pippin: weiserfireman: We had an old man in our community who couldn't take care of himself. He lived in a house his daughter ownedI don't know the details, but she decided the only thing she could do was evict him. The Sheriff was scheduled to arrive at 9:30 pm to escort him off the property.At 8:30pm, the fire department was called. He has poured a container of gasoline on the floors of the garage and kitchen. Opened all the doors and windows, lit it, then gone out to the front lawn to watch it while he drank a beer.When the beer was gone, he killed himself with a shotgun. This could get a lot worse for this family/tripped over his body, in the dark, trying to pull a firehouse around to the garage//saved the house, was repaired and a new family living there in less than 6 monthsWow. That is an absolutely terrible story. I'm so sorry. If he couldnt take care of himself, how is evicting him going to help matters? She is partly responsible for that outcome.The police department had all of his weapons in protective custody, because everyone involved thought he would be suicidal or violent. He traded a neighbor a rubber raft for the shotgun the day before.
Stone Meadow: Oh, and your kids and grandkids are faked, too.
alaric3: He's old enough to kill his children with impunity right?
kbronsito: ha-ha-guy: Well this could either be a heartless move by a scumbag child or a logical move to put a senile parent in a facility that can actually care for him. We pretty much had to drag my great aunt out her house kicking and screaming. She was a 10 hour drive from the nearest family, had fallen for three of those "reseal your driveway scams", had fallen multiple times in the shower, and was living off delivery from the local pizza place. The thing that provoked her forcible removal was the pizza place worried when she didn't call for two days, a driver stopped by, and found her in the bathroom where she had fallen.She went to her grave ranting how we stole her house from her and such.If he's 91, his daughter is probably also old enough to be senile herself.if she is just being an evil greedy biatch, I hope her kids learn from her example and avenge grandpa by behaving in exactly the same way.
Orange-Pippin: [i.imgur.com image 529x403]If that is the daughter, she ought to be ASHAMED of herself. I'm sure she will have some tale as to why she feels her actions are justified but it is clear that forgiveness is not in her character.
Babwa Wawa: I was thinking "what a coont" until I saw this: "my grandfather deserves to stay in his home as long as he possibly can." Which prompted me to speculate that there might be more to this than just an old man getting evicted by his daughter. The guy might be unable to live safely by himself, and the daughter is using the only legal mechanism she has to get the fella into a more safe environment.
Ned Stark: skozlaw: As somebody who has dealt with senility in family members, I'm going to withhold judgement on this until I'm certain I know the whole story.My grandmother had to be put in a home and that meant basically kicking her out of her house. She was too far away from family to be cared for and she was in the hospital four times in a year for heart problems. It was awful, she resented us to her grave, but there was little other choice.You could have respected your grandmothers wishes and let her keep her own home and a little shred of dignity even if it did cost her two or three years of life that were pretty much bound to be shiat anyway. Seems like a choice to me.
WhippingBoy: 56 years and he couldn't pay off his house?
Warthog: WhippingBoy: 56 years and he couldn't pay off his house?I took from the article that he owned the house, then the daughter fraudulently transferred it to her name. The money they are trying to raise is to buy back the house the daughter essentially stole.
jmr61: "Fraudulently" is yet to be determined. She clearly had the legal right to do with the property as she saw fit. Could have deeded it to herself for any number of legitimate reasons.
wademh: Good question. What did you do for your grandmother. Did you stop by and visit? Help out cleaning her windows?
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