Maylissa Posted May 9, 2006 Report Share Posted May 9, 2006 I'm SO furious...AGAIN!!! I just received my first bill from the lawyer I hired to look into my evil bro's theft of our parents' money, and I could SHRIEK!! Not only is it already $1800 Cdn. ( about 1 million U.S. ), for almost nothing, but there's the rest of the story....There's also the whole matter of the Province's Office of the Public Trustee, the arm of the govt. designed to look after, provide for and track down missing monies for clients who aren't represented by a family member when they're in dire need of care. Such is the case with my father, who was under the 'care' of my evil bro, who decided to abrogate his legal responsibilities ( through a Power of Attorney ) and barely paid anything for said care and also stole the proceeds of our parents' home after our Mother died ( and not a tiny amount! ), plus more recently last year, somehow managed to illegally steal a big inheritance that was to go to our father, from our Uncle who died. How this last bit happened, no one knows, as our father should have been named as beneficiary, NOT my brother and how he intercepted those funds is anyone's guess. HOWEVER, the Public Trustee, in all its infinite wisdom, has decided NOT to pursue any formal charges against my bro, with no reason given. No, they're leaving that up to ME, cuz of course I have oodles of money, unlike an entire Province does! The most they finally dragged their sorry butts around enough to do was revoke my bro's POA...too late to recoup any of the stolen money. They never have looked into the house sale proceeds, either, which would have been the bulk of our father's funds, and again, I have no idea why not. I'd also told them, 2 years ago now, about this Uncle's bequest to our father and suggested they look into it...which they promptly ignored, until he died, and they were told through my lawyer...so NOW, when the money's already been long disbursed, NOW they decide maybe they should look into that! I COULD SPIT!!! So I'm sitting here with the PT's accounting of my father's account to date, with only a smallish balance to show for all those assets, and I'm SEETHING, SPITTIN' MAD!!! It's abundantly clear that the PT isn't willing to 'work with us', despite having handed them all pertinent information on a platter ( read: less work for THEM ) and meanwhile, evil bro. is laughing up his sleeve at having duped and cheated everybody, all with the help of also-evil father's lawyer, who apparently is still working on evil bro's behalf, as he appears at the bottom of the accounting, as of Apr./06, applying for the Death Benefits Application regarding my Mother. The second last entry is for the Issuance of her Certificate of Death. Methinks the Province is too busy protecting one of its lawyers, rather than seeing to it that justice, fairness and accountability is accomplished...and to heck with the lone daughter who tried to help them out in their legislated duties to their client! And the worst thing about all of this? Had my Mother not been both so ill, of brain and body, plus a practising alcoholic, she might have seen to taking care of her only daughter's interests, long ago, when she wasn't so ill and brain-addled. But NO, she preferred to live in her little dreamworld of "Oh, Father and your brother wouldn't go THAT far in their greediness and spite." Well, I hope she's looking down on me NOW, and seeing what part her own neglect played in her daughter's complicated, continuing grief and rage! What kind of legacy is THIS? I put up with total BS at home, and even after moving out, and still decided to try to mend things as best I could with my Mom, through the years. It's something I'm proud of doing and feeling, but now it just seems like a ripe, good slap in the face. What was the point in doing any of that? Just so I could tell myself I was capable of it? If that's the only 'reward', only an ironic self-satisfaction, then I'd have to say it wasn't worth all that hard effort. Now I feel like the only one deserving of my grief....is ME. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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