My mother left a home in Savannah, Ga., on 5 acres. I want to sell. My brother threatened to sue me for harassment and ‘ruin me.’

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Dear Moneyist,

In September, our mom died without a will in Chatham County, Ga. I do not want to own her house and five acres in the country in Savannah, but my two siblings refuse to sell it and split the estate. I live in Indiana.

My brother threatened to “ruin me” when I told him that he and our sister could either buy the property or it would be sold. He is carrying on about how his kids were raised there by our mother, although she did not legally adopt them.

He is blind and likes to winter in the house rather than stay in his own apartment. He lives in a major metropolitan area where he has to navigate public transport. He is living there now without a lease or even his name on the deed.

My sister also does not want to sell the property

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My mother left a home in Savannah, Ga., on 5 acres. I want to sell. My brother threatened to sue me for harassment and ‘ruin me.’

By Quentin Fottrell, MarketWatch

‘My sister also does not want to sell the property because it has been in the family for 90 years’

‘My sister also does not want to sell the property because it has been in the family for 90 years’

Dear Moneyist,

In September, our mom died without a will in Chatham County, Ga. I do not want to own her house and five acres in the country in Savannah, but my two siblings refuse to sell it and split the estate. I live in Indiana.

My brother threatened to “ruin me” when I told him that he and our sister could either buy the property or it would be sold. He is carrying on about how his kids were raised there by our mother, although she did not legally adopt them.

He is blind and likes to winter in the house rather than stay in

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My mother left a home in Savannah with 5 acres. I want to sell. My brother threatened to ‘ruin me’ and sue me for harassment

In September, our mom died without a will in Chatham County, Ga. I do not want to own her house and five acres in the country in Savannah, but my two siblings refuse to sell it and split the estate. I live in Indiana.

My brother threatened to “ruin me” when I told him that he and our sister could either buy the property or it would be sold. He is carrying on about how his kids were raised there by our mother, although she did not legally adopt them.

He is blind and likes to winter in the house rather than stay in his own apartment. He lives in a major metropolitan area where he has to navigate public transport. He is living there now without a lease or even his name on the deed.

My sister also does not want to sell the property because it has been

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Nevada wildfires: Pinehaven Fire destroys multiple Reno homes; hundreds threatened

RENO, Nev. — A fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds destroyed or damaged about 12 homes and buildings in a Reno neighborhood and forced the evacuation of hundreds more on the edge of the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said. It was one of several blazes burning near the Nevada-California border.

As many as 500 homes were threatened by the blaze that grew to more than two square miles (5.2 square kilometers) within hours of igniting in brush above the neighborhood, Reno Fire Chief David Cochran said late Tuesday.

The Reno Gazette Journal reported that one of its photographers saw at least five homes burn.

There were no immediate reports of injuries, and the cause of the fire was under investigation.

Winds gusting over 50 mph (80 kph) drove the flames but later subsided and rain fell late Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

Cochran said teams responded from fire departments in

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Multiple homes destroyed, hundreds threatened

A fast-moving wildfire burning in winds gusting in excess of 50 mph (80 kph) destroyed multiple homes in a southwest Reno neighborhood Tuesday and forced the evacuation of hundreds more on the edge of the Sierra foothills.Reno Fire Chief David Cochran said as many as 500 homes were potentially threatened by the wind-driven blaze that grew to 1,500 acres (600 hectares) within 3 hours of when it broke out in brush above the neighborhood at about 1 p.m. He said multiple homes had been lost but he didn’t know how many.There were no immediate reports of any injuries.Authorities cut off power to about 7,000 customers as a precaution and several roads were closed, including the main thoroughfare of McCarran Boulevard in the Caughlin Ranch area.Reno police were assisting with evacuations and the Red Cross set up an emergency shelter at the Washoe County senior center on the north edge of … Read More

Wildfire destroys multiple Reno homes; hundreds threatened

RENO  — A fast-moving wildfire burning in winds gusting in excess of 50 mph (80 kph) destroyed multiple homes in a southwest Reno neighborhood Tuesday and forced the evacuation of hundreds more on the edge of the Sierra foothills.

Reno Fire Chief David Cochran said as many as 500 homes were potentially threatened by the wind-driven blaze that grew to 1,500 acres (600 hectares) within 3 hours of when it broke out in brush above the neighborhood at about 1 p.m. He said multiple homes had been lost but he didn’t know how many.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries.

Authorities cut off power to about 7,000 customers as a precaution and several roads were closed, including the main thoroughfare of McCarran Boulevard in the Caughlin Ranch area.

Reno police were assisting with evacuations and the

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