My Sibling is Stealing From Our Parents, What Can I Do?

The first step in this scenario is to consult with legal counsel regarding your concerns. Oftentimes, this results from a lack of understanding about how an estate plan is intended to operate. It also arises because of a lack of transparency between family members.

The litigation options could range from filing any one of several types of probate petitions, initiating a conservatorship, to potentially seeking a restraining order on behalf of your parents if you have standing to do so. 

Prior to resorting to litigation, however, sometimes it is worth engaging in a meaningful discussion with your sibling or other family member to understand what is happening, and perhaps there is a way for you to participate and take part in assisting your parents.

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