What can I do about my father's life insurance?
Question Details: When my father past away 15 years ago, my brother got in charge of his life insurance. We trusted him because we thought the he knew what he was doing and obviously he's my brother. We don't know how much was the life insurance and also the donations the other people gave us. We bought houses in the past and cars, but without knowing if we gained anything when we resold it. Basically, we were not informed or aware of what was going on with the money or if there were any leftovers. Do I have any right as a sibling to ask him for a detailed explanation on what happened to my dad's life insurance and money? And, if so, what happened if he spend it or used it without us knowing about it? Do I have a right to sue him if he refuses which I really didn't want to do?
You have the right to demand an accounting from your brother.
If your brother misappropriated the funds, you can sue him for conversion which is theft in a civil case. Your remedy is to seek a constructive trust which would require your brother to return the funds to your father's estate or acquisitions made with the funds or the value of those items purchased with the misappropriated funds.
However, since 15 years have elapsed, it should be determined whether the applicable statute of limitations has tolled (expired). If the statute of limitations has expired, your lawsuit will be barred.