You need to get an Elder Law Attorney. They deal with these issues daily.See question
Call Child Protective Services immediately. CPS has removed children from homes for less. You could be named your sister's "Safety Plan." A home study would be done on you and the child would live with you in your home until her mother's situation stabilizes. Please don't wait. Abuse repeats itself and it usually escalates.See question
In Texas, this would be strictly against the law. All beneficiaries must be provided a copy of the will in this state. Try going to the court where your mother's will was probated and ask to see all the documents filed in the case. These are public record.See question
He can get a copy of the probate records by requesting them and paying for them from the probate clerk's office. If his father left everything by will to his widow and the will is valid, your husband would not have a valid claim on his father's estate.See question
You can make a claim against the estate by filing it with the court where the probate was done. Then you become on e of the creditors of the estate. There are court records which will tell you who the executor is. These are public records.See question
You are entitled to an accounting of the estate's assets. Further, if you suspect you are being cheated, you have the right to petition the court to remove the executor.See question
When there is a notation on a check "paid in full," if the debt is not actually paid in full by the amount on that check, you should not cash it. Cashing the check would indicate your agreement to accept that amount as full payment.See question
Legal Aid Society or your local Bar Association or Bar foundation would be a good start.See question
Just on the little we have to go on here, I would say his part is his separate property, and his siblings' purchased share is owned 50/50 with your mother. Sounds like a law school exam question. Anyone agree?See question
I agree, after 15 months under Texas Probate Law, you can demand an accounting. After two years you can petition the Court for an accounting and distribution. Yes, you would file this action in Probate Court, or if your area is not large enough to have a separate Probate Court, you would file your petition in the civil court having jurisdiction in your area. You deserve to have your concerns addressed by a court of law.
If there is misconduct by the executrix in the handling of the estate, you can petition the Court to have her removed for her conduct. If possible, it would be best for you to retain an attorney to protect your rights and act as your advocate. You are entitled to receive the benefit of your bequest.