The lawsuit against my Mom is in the hands of my attorney brother. I am holding off my attack to see what happens. I don't want to upset the apple cart if my brother can take care of it with a phone call. Just a couple notes. Mom's age is in the court papers so the attorney did know her age. Even if he didn't it would taken him less then a minute to Google search Mom to find her age. And since this involves issues from over thirty years ago you would think that a half way intelligent attorney would have searched the age of the people involved. Of course he could have found the age just by looking in documents he already had.
Here is the crux of the lawsuit. Mom, Dad, B, & B owned a rental property for a few years. They sold the property on contract. Three times actually. Each time they would sell the property within a year a two the person they sold it to would throw up their hands, quit paying the contract, and give the property back to Mom, Dad, B, & D. The property was not in the best of areas. Our family was good landlords, getting every elderly tenant on HUD and keeping the place pristine. The tenants loved them. Whenever we sold it, the tenants would basically treat the new owners like crap. They wanted M & D back. In 1986 we sold the property to G. C. He honored the contract and paid it off in about 1986. Then he let the property go. He didn't pay his property tax and as of today there are six years of unpaid property taxes. The county was going to foreclose on the property last year. Since Mom had once had an interest in the property she was notified by the county and asked if she wanted to buy the property for the property tax. The property was in terrible shape. There were no tenants. All the windows had been shot out. The roof was leaking. The yard had become a jungle. It would have cost a fortune to get the property in rental shape. Even though we could have bought the property for the property taxes after the cost of the improvements the purchase price of the property would have been more than it was worth. Enter a trust in November that wanted to buy the property and fix it up. The trust tracked down all the previous owners and sought out clear title. They gave Mom & B a nice sum of money to sign off the title. As part of that transaction they gave M & B hold harmless agreements. Also as part of that process they sent several notifications to G. C. He ignored all notifications. So the trust sued him for clear title. Then G.C. countersued the trust and named as third party defendants anyone and everyone that ever had any interest in the property (ten third party defendants) claiming he was illegally kicked off of the title.
Basically he won't win the lawsuit and the only ones that will benefit are the attorneys. Mom and B had nothing to do with kicking him off the title. And all G.C. had to do was to answer any of his numerous previous notifications. Personally I think his attorney is a shister and took the case to make money at the expense of an elderly man which G.C. is.
That is it in a nutshell.
On to today. Going to Mom's today to either take her out to lunch or fix her lunch depending on how she feels. I am hoping she is good enough to get out.
My check-in for last week. Five days of work. Thursday night and Saturday at Mom's. Work is going well but there are so many returns pending information before I can finish them that it is driving me nuts. I also slowed down a little from last week. I came to the conclusion on Friday that I am thinking to much and I just need to trust my instincts. With the experience I have it is easy to get sidetracked on issues thinking there may be a better way to do the return and it usually ends up the return is right to begin with. So I have decided over thinking is dangerous.
Next week. Five days of work. Today, Tuesday night, and Saturday at Mom's. Plus I need to work on some personal work projects in the evening.
That is my life right now. Tell me about your life. This is your day on the blog. Post anything you damn well please and then go out and enjoy the day!!
The blog schedule this week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Saturday.