What do I do to be able to stay in my grandma’s house even after she passes away? 6 Answers as of March 10, 2015

I am a female. I live with my brother. I am 19. He is 28. We live in my grandma’s house for over 17 years. She is pretty much my mom and I love her. Once my grandma began getting ill to the point where everyone thought she was going to pass, my aunt came over started telling us stuff and threatening us that once my grandma dies, she was going to kick us out and the house was hers. But my grandma made a recovery and was fine she came back home. They came over one day and threatened my grandma that if she doesn’t move in with them, they were going to kick us out of the house. My grandma said she doesn’t want that and went with them this week. They came by and said they told my grandma not to give us money for food anymore. Now we have no money for food they said the next step is they are cutting all the utilities. We don’t know what to do. We don’t want to get kicked out of my grandma’s house. They also mentioned once she dies, they are kicking us out and selling the house. I’m a full time student. I love my grandma and want nothing but her to be in good condition. They seem to be brain washing her into stuff and they already started taking some of her properties a truck and a van and much more. What can I do? We have nothing. I have been so stressed that my doctor said I have anxiety now and has prescribed me medication. My brother I think has it also and I feel like he will go into some type of depression since he has already been acting weird since everything started happening.

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James Law Group | Christine James
First, get a job and find a way to support yourself. The law is not going to preserve your right to live off someone else. At your age, you should learn to fend for yourself. Then, if your grandmother is being influenced by your aunt, find an attorney who can get a conservatorship over your grandmother to protect HER interests. At the end of the date, it is about her life being lived without stress and concern, not about the family fighting over there perceived "right" to her money.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/10/2015
Danville Law Group | Scott Jordan
What you describe is called Financial Elder Abuse in California. You first step is to try and get your grandmother out of the abusive situation she is in. You can call the local county Adult Protective Services and request an investigation. If your grandmother has the legal capacity to make her own decisions and is being kept under some type of threat, your aunt could even be guilty of kidnapping her mother. This is a very tense and difficult time. You should contact a local elder law attorney. Perhaps s/he can help.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/10/2015
Patrick W. Currin, Attorney at Law | Patrick Currin
If grandma is competent (of sound mind) she should create a simple trust to leave you the home. Otherwise her sister will likely be right as next of kin through intestate succession.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/10/2015
Law Office Of Victor Waid
Law Office Of Victor Waid | Victor Waid
Obtain the services of a estate planning lawyer to file a conservatorship of your grandmother ASAP, to protect her; at the very least contact Adult Protective Services for your county and report the problem, so APS can protect her.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/10/2015
Law Office of Jeffrey T. Reed | Jeffrey T. Reed
You need to find a good elder abuse attorney. You might consider looking for a needs based legal service that handles elder law to talk to as soon as possible!
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/10/2015
    Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
    Lots of questions but you are short on facts. Does Grandma have a will? A trust? If so, are you a beneficiary? If not, property usually goes to next of kin. If your aunt is grandma's child, then the aunt is ahead of you. I'm not understanding why you are asking the question. You and bud are adults. You are responsible for your own lives. It sounds as if (unless I'm missing something here) you have been enjoying a free ride, so count your blessings. Free rides usually end at some point. Yes, sometimes a bit of brainwashing occurs. But you don?t have a complaint unless the brainwashing somehow deprives you of some right which I can?t fathom.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 3/10/2015
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