DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: My cousin Sam refuses to return something that rightfully belongs to my family. When I visited him recently, I noticed he had a nicely bound collection of baseball cards. Sam said our grandfather had given the cards to Sams father, whod in turn given them to Sam. Since I knew my father (now deceased) collected baseball cards as a kid, I asked if the cards might originally have been Dads.
DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: How can we save our mother from a con man? Mom is in her mid-80s and very capable, but she has fallen under the sway of a clever scam artist, who has tricked her into believing hes her friend.
DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: Get this: A friend and I often meet for lunch and always ask the server to split the bill. Yesterday, I happened to see my friends credit card receipt, and I noticed hed left a huge tip. Since the service hadnt been anything special, I asked why.
DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: Am I responsible for paying my mothers bills if Im not a beneficiary of her will? My sister says Im obligated to pay for half of Moms care. But my sister made my mother sign a will that leaves everything to her.