Just bare with me...I'm just so frustrated!
Since my mom died in October my younger brother has been a real JERK! Don't get me wrong he was a jerk before that but now he has taken it to a whole new level.
A short bit of back info: Years ago when we were little, my parents bought some land, then later sold it but kept the mineral rights, for whatever reason the checks for that have always come in my moms name, and the checks have been averaging $100 per month. -- My dad inherited 10 acres of property (which he lives on) from his parents when they died. And just FYI my younger brother litterally has $$$MILLIONS$$$
My younger brother has decided that he is "entitled" to 1/3(3 kids) of 1/2(what would be moms) of EVERYTHING. In his words, "house, land, money...everything"....where does he get off thinking that! I was reading through the Texas laws about the division of property when someone dies with out a will(unfortunately my mom did not have a will). First, the spouse gets everything unless there are children from a previous marriage, then the division IS 1/3 of 1/2. BUT, We are all the natural children of their marriage, so he is entitled to NOTHING! My dad had gotten some paperwork from the company that handles the royalities, that we kids need to sign so that the check can now come in my dads name...My brother refuses to sign them saying that he is NOT signing away his "rights". So my dad is very upset and needs the money, as he lives on a fixed income of $1000 per month. I just don't freaking get it! How in the hell does he figure that he has any rights to any of it. My parents did the best they could raising us, we always had all of the love, affection and moral support we have ever needed, as well as food and shelter. I seriously don't get it! UGGGG I have never felt like my parents owed me anything, and never concidered any part of what is theirs to be mine. Why would I? Why does he think that way?
sorry for rambling...i just needed to get it out.