My brother (PR) did some shady things to our mother's house and finances before she died. I've tried, but can't get him charged criminally. 18 months later, we have a hearing about a lien he filed for estate expenses. I don't have counsel. Can I bring up his questionable pre-death deeds as reasons to have him removed as PR now? Does the probate court have jurisdiction over acts before Mom's death? Does he have to answer to the court for his pre-death deeds? Can't he just ignore the questions or plead the 5th?
FYI: There was a hearing (over a year ago) regarding his fitness as personal representative. With no felonies and a valid will naming him PR, the court overruled me. I don't want to pay him or his attorney for their services or costs. I think he should be in jail.