What now? Now you have a mess. If the real property was in father's name, then as part of mother's probate you'll have to do a determination of heirs for father's assets. Mother's will is no longer valid as it was not probated for 18 years. You will not be able to do this matter without the assistance of an experience probate attorney.
First, you are going to need an attorney. Contesting a will is not an easy process, whether you are claiming undue influence or lack of capacity. YOu would need to file an action in the probate case and there are strict time limitations on how long you have to do this. Don't wait. Contact an attorney now.
Unfortunately, you are an investor. While it seems that your parents left you "money", in fact they left you their investment account in the mortgage investment company. You'll need to see a probate attorney about this, and probably one who does probate litigation.
From what you have stated, "lots of property, bank account", it is almost certain the estate will have to be probated. If there is real property, it will certainly have to be probated. If there is no will the property will be probated under the laws of intestacy. Probate can occur in a number of places, depending on the specifics of the circumstances. It may be probated in the state where he died, in the state where he held legal residence if that is different from the state where he died,...
Under Colorado law, an agent under power of attorney would not have the right to change the terms of a person's will, including not having the right to change the personal representative (aka executor) named in the will.
Probate in Colorado does NOT typically take up to 2 years. However, if the estate was not even opened until September, 2012, then you haven't even completed the 4 month creditor claims period, and I'm not suprised the personal representative has not liquidated the investments.
I don't really understand your final sentence. Under Colorado law if there are two personal representatives named in the will, then they would both be co-personal representatives and both liable for completing the...
Contact a Michigan elder law attorney. There is generally an exception in Medicaid rules which permits an adult child who lives in the parent's home and cares for the parent, thus preventing the need to move to a nursing home, to have the house placed into the child's name without creating a qualification penalty under Medicaid rules. You need an elder law attorney.
Under the Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (which may or may not be in effect in your state. I believe it is in effect in Alabama.) his "home state" is still Utah and you can petition for guardianship in the Utah court. IT is not his intention to establish residence in Alabama and he has been there for less than six months. Apply in Utah.