Q: Can court appointed admin sell dad’s homestead if will left to caregiver child. Will contest hasn’t been heard in court.
My spouse and I took care of my parents and their large old home and 40 acres for13 years. They’re now deceased. Our sacrifice kept Dad from being on Medicaid and lose the family homestead. Dad left homestead, 11 yr old car and 16 yr old truck to me in will as compensation and appointed me ind executrix. Those gifts and appointment were contested by my 3 absent sibs who have their fancy homes, autos, salaries and enjoyed lives fully with no duty to our parents. Those care years combined with will contest, neglect by attorney and court appointed admin, has caused serious financial harm and loss of health to us. My spouse and I gave up our home, salaries, and happy life in Hawaii to be caregivers. We’ve yet to be heard in court including sibs will contest. Without notice of hearing, admin is now perm. Judge ordered all real estate and personal property sold. The only estate debt is money owed to us including our own ins checks. Along with Dad’s pets, we will be homeless. What do we do?
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