Q: I believe my parents business broker and buyer took advantage of my mom after my dad died.
Hi, while my parents were trying to sell their business my dad passed away and I believe my parents business broker and the buyer took advantage of my mom while she's was grieving. She signed the papers to sell two weeks ago the new owner took over but she still hasn't been paid. The new owner was supposed to pay in cash after the signing. Also many things in the contract were different from what was discussed when my dad was alive. Does my mom have any options?
A: Possibly. Grieving is not a legal reason to avoid a contract. What you should do is gently question your mother and find out why she agreed to the terms the buyer offered? Was your mom represented by a realtor or attorney? Why weren’t you there to help her in the closing?
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