My mother's brother and his wife were in poor health in their later years due to a lifetime of bad decisions. When my aunt needed full time help, my mother moved in with them to take care of her because my uncle couldn't (heart disease, diabetes, general failure). Aunt died a few weeks later, and was followed a month or so later by Uncle. Mom had spent 3 or so months at this time doing all the cleaning and cooking, laundry, errands, driving to dr's appts, picking up and dispensing medication, etc. After they died, mom stayed on and was helping clean the house to get it ready for sale, no easy task after 40 years of occupancy by a pack rat. There were 4 daughters, 2 who lived locally and 2 who didn't. The 2 local daughters did what they could to help, but one was very fragile emotionally and basically sat around the house crying, and the other was a single woman barely getting by; she couldn't afford to miss much work. The other 2 daughters came in for a few days, then left. Mom stayed and continued cleaning and working on the house. The youngest daughter, who was one of the out of towners, got her knickers in a knot over perceived injustices in the way their parents' estate was divided. When she got home, she wrote my mother an extremely nasty, pseudo-legal letter, asking who had given her permission to stay in the house (the executrix of the estate), how much rent she was paying, and demanding an accounting of various items that were in the house. Daughter had worked for many years as a legal secretary, so she knew how to word the letter so that it looked official. Mom called me in a panic, thinking she was on the verge of being arrested or forcibly removed from the house. I told her the letter had no legal standing unless it was backed by a court order from a judge, and if Daughter persisted in being a witch, she should submit a counter bill for 90 days of 24 hour nursing care (mom was an RN) as well as personal care attendant, housecleaning, and nutritional support services. Fortunately the oldest daughter/executrix stepped in and checked her sister before I had to take action.