DEAR HARRY: Back in September 1995, my father-in-law died. My husband was named as executor of the estate. He gave a Realtor $300 to have his father's home put in his brother's name. Unfortunately, his brother is an alcoholic who has never held a job more than a few weeks.
My husband chose not to sell the house because that would make his brother homeless. He also gave his brother $8,000, which was half of the estate remaining after all bills were paid. For several years, the Realtor notified us that he was still trying to get my brother-in-law to show up to sign the necessary papers. After the turn of the century, we no longer heard from the Realtor, and we assumed that the transfer was made.