“My mom’s bank screwed up and put my brother on her bank accounts. When she passed away everything in the bank went to him. The rest of us four kids didn’t get any of it.
I’m thinking we should get together and sue the bank. Of course, my brother says it wasn’t the banks fault. He said it was mom’s decision because he helped her with paying her bills and other stuff.
I don’t think any of this is fair. I think our brother should give us our share and pay the taxes.
Can you recommend an attorney who can help us against the bank?“
I’m very sorry, but I can’t recommend an attorney to help you sue the bank.
What has happened with your mother’s estate is not the bank’s fault. The bank was following your mother’s instructions. By adding your brother to her account she made him a joint owner. When she passed the accounts became your brother’s accounts automatically.
If you believe your brother took advantage of your mom, and you’re willing to start a legal war within the family – you may wish to take legal action.
Unless you have crystal clear proof this is very difficult to prove.
You may wish to consider this water under the bridge and keep peace.
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