my sister took care of our mom's finances for a few years while in nursing home....2 years after mom's in the ground my sister hired an attorney to sue me for $130,000....claiming she paid for mom out of her own money.....which my sister didn't work so where would she get money to take care of mom in the first place...i assumed mom's money from sale of her home took care of the nursing home bills..... can my sister sue me and take my $150,000. home or what can she get ?
Anybody can sue anybody else. Whether she will be successful is another story. When you are served with the suit, hire an experienced trial attorney immediately to assist you. Your homestead is exempt property, so she cannot get that to satisfy any judgment. Good luck!
You haven't included any facts that would indicate she will win her suit. There is no duty to pay for parents, or to share that cost among siblings.
I urge you to have a lawyer review the petition you received, because there may be more in it than you realize.
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Your homestead is not available to satisfy any judgment in your sister's favor. However, if you have been served with a petition you need to hire an attorney ASAP. There are deadlines in which to answer the petition or your sister will get a default judgment against you which she can file in the real property records. If you ever sold your house, she would be a junior lien holder after the bank. But she cannot force you to sell your house.
Sounds like it would be worth your while to hire experienced counsel to protect your rights. Don't go at it alone as your sister understands the importance of an attorney.
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I agree with the other answers you have received. You need to consult with a local probate and estate planning attorney and bring all of your documents with you when you do. That way you can determine whether or not there are any real threats against you and what your options are and trying to settle or respond to this suit
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