I'm sorry I must repost here, I ran out of room but I have a doozy of a situation
I have a question of my own and this is a doozy! I happened to be the fiduciary on my dad's estate because now we're dealing with the aftermath of elder financial abuse. My dad had Alzheimer's for years and his POA ended up with the house and turned around and tampered with legal documents and benefited herself with the Ford motor life insurance proceeds. She was caught and there's a pending lawsuit. The house was already sold by the fraudster to an LLC. Now the house haven't been sold for well below half the market value is on the market for fair market value but the owner refuses to provide pictures of the inside. I spoke with a friend of mine about this and she said it sounded to her like there's definitely something shady going on. I reached out and asked them to provide pictures of the inside but they only provided additional pictures of the outside and what puzzles me is why they wouldn't even provide pictures of the inside or even out in the back where the barn, backyard and garage are. You would think if they weren't hiding anything and had nothing to hide they would provide additional pictures of everything and not just the front of the house. Something shady here and I need answers as to what maybe going on from everything I described. Since my dad was the victim of abuse, is it possible it could be a crime scene and is the house being investigated? Is this a possibility despite there being no crime scene tape? Is something from the inside being investigated or was the house trashed? My dad was always a handyman and kept the house up and he's the only one whoever owned that house that was built in 1960. The fraudster didn't have it too long before she very quickly disposed of the house by selling it for $42,000 in an effort in my opinion to go on the run by quickly getting rid of assets. This woman was his POA and stole from our family and I happened to be the only survivor left and didn't even know my dad was even alive all this time until I found out about the death I thought happened long ago. I think my dad was also isolated, strong probability there since there were only two people mentioned as survivors in his obituary, me and the fraudster. Everyone I tried to talk to outside of getting a lawyer were non compliant with me trying to get info on what happened to my dad toward the end of his life and I was trying to find out more about his medical conditions. His POA apparently had some power there but in Ohio they're not allowed to benefit themselves and there's a pending lawsuit. One more detail is this POA has been in trouble before with the IRS and lost a property for unpaid taxes. The sheriffs sale recovered $13,908 and highly unusual in that neighborhood, there is an empty lot where that house used to be but my dad's house is still standing. I'm just puzzled as to what maybe going on and what are they hiding that they won't show the backyard and the inside of the house. Apparently something bad is being hidden from people.
Despite the house being on the market, is it possible that being on the market it may be locked up in probate? This is also another thing I'm wondering. I never handled and estate case before and don't know what to expect on this kind of unique situation