His mother is suffering from dementia, and so in her stead, her family “inherited” and then sold their family home for a ridiculously cheap price. I did not know the law that time and was told by my moms relatives that my father had no WILL so everything automatically went to my mom and her family. After the lawyer went to talk to OP’s mother the family got wind of his inquiries and intentions, and all hell has broken loose. The lawyer went to meet with my mom on my behalf to ask a few questions about the sale of the house. The first comment reminds OP that he’s not in the wrong here, and sad that the outcome may be, it’s not his fault.