Norfolk, VA asked in Probate, Elder Law and Estate Planning for Virginia

Q: Our mom passed a few months and I was shocked to learn that my older brother had been taking money from her account

And even her home equity line of credit. I was only made aware because I am the executor of her estate. And they hadn't had any payments. What can I do? All 3 son's was beneficiaries on her accounts.

1 Lawyer Answer
Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Potomac, MD
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: It is probably a good idea to review the facts with a lawyer. It might be that your brother had the right to do that, or he might have been abusing your mother by stealing her money and stealing from the estate. You may be able to collect it back from him or take it as a credit against his inheritance.

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