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Old 01-27-2018, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Athol, Idaho
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I don't think this thread is real.

Having elderly parents myself I know that if something were up like this that two siblings could figure out how to get a rifle away from 91 year old mom. If it were my parents I would go to moms and hang out, wait for her to nod off, set the gun down etc. Or if it is a situation where this is too dangerous, she is a potential danger to herself or someone else you can call the police. You can't legally threaten someone with a gun for no good reason.

As far as claiming someone is incompetent I've had to do this and it isn't a quick process, can take longer if they oppose you on it.

Rarely do things go this far, but it happens. Most of the time people just move on and find another house rather than fight over it. How much cash would it take to make these buyers happy enough to walk away? If this is for real that is.
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:11 AM
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You might suggest your coworker's realtor point out to the other party's realtor that it won't look good for the prospective buyers if the media learns they're trying to force a 90 year old woman out of her family home. Of course, it's not going to look good for your coworker's realtor or the sister either.
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Old 01-27-2018, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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I don't think this thread is real.

Having elderly parents myself I know that if something were up like this that two siblings could figure out how to get a rifle away from 91 year old mom. If it were my parents I would go to moms and hang out, wait for her to nod off, set the gun down etc. Or if it is a situation where this is too dangerous, she is a potential danger to herself or someone else you can call the police. You can't legally threaten someone with a gun for no good reason.

As far as claiming someone is incompetent I've had to do this and it isn't a quick process, can take longer if they oppose you on it.

Rarely do things go this far, but it happens. Most of the time people just move on and find another house rather than fight over it. How much cash would it take to make these buyers happy enough to walk away? If this is for real that is.
Op here.

First, As I said this isn't my rodeo. My coworker came in upset over this situation and I said I would post the question. it's very possible she could be blowing smoke up my backside but why would she??

Next, her mom is 91, this rifle belonged to her dad (my friends granddad) so we're talking what over 120 years old. I've got a feeling this is not an ak 57, that it's an antique that's been in the basement since Jesus was a boy. I had an Italian neighbor, very nice women and when I broke up with my ex she always asked if I wanted her "cousins" from Jersey to take care of him. Did I really think she had mob connections that would rub someone ut? NO.
I think mom was simply ranting after receiving a notice that someone was suing her for 500K and threatening to take her house.


again, this isn't my horse race, I just offered to get some advice on it.
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Old 01-28-2018, 04:25 AM
 
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I hope your co-worker has gotten the gun out of the house. I don't care how old someone is, pointing a weapon at authorities will not end well.

Her mom likely qualifies for free legal help. Have your coworker call #211 from her mom's local area code and ask for free senior legal help. And, any other resources she needs.

211 is a National free resource information provider...You can call and ask for assistance related to any issue. The phones are manned 24/7 with volunteers trained to identify which local/national agency you need for any issue, and they provide the contact information to you. Anyone, any age can call. 2-1-1.org

a general webpage with help services for seniors. https://index.about.com/index?qsrc=9...yAAEgIYgvD_BwE
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Old 01-28-2018, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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I hope your co-worker has gotten the gun out of the house. I don't care how old someone is, pointing a weapon at authorities will not end well.

Her mom likely qualifies for free legal help. Have your coworker call #211 from her mom's local area code and ask for free senior legal help. And, any other resources she needs.

211 is a National free resource information provider...You can call and ask for assistance related to any issue. The phones are manned 24/7 with volunteers trained to identify which local/national agency you need for any issue, and they provide the contact information to you. Anyone, any age can call. 2-1-1.org

a general webpage with help services for seniors. https://index.about.com/index?qsrc=9...yAAEgIYgvD_BwE
Thanks Jan
I'll post an update on Monday when I get to work
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