Q: How do I challenge a DPOA & amended trust that my sibling coerced my mom into signing?
Mom had original trust done in 2000 with assets being split 50/50 between sibling & myself. In 2016 I had falling out with sibling & in 2017 he took my mom to a lawyer to amend her trust giving him 100% & DPOA with unlimited powers. She was 95 at the time & had started with dementia a few years earlier. He hasn’t let her see me or speak to me since then. I know she wasn’t capable of reading the documents or understanding what she was signing because I was the one who cared for her before all this happened. He now no longer lets her see or speak to my 2 kids either & she’s afraid to go against him. I’m retired & cant afford a long legal battle & he can use her funds to fight me. How was he able to contact a lawyer, take her there, tell them what to put in the documents & be present when she signed them without the lawyer seeing red flags? What can I do?
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