What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Texas
Brother has not probated will and mother will not force him to do so as she doesn't even realize what probate means that that it has to be done. What happens in a case like this? Does anyone contact you? In the meantime, the joint checking that dad and mom had is still open and she is still paying bills out of that account. There are three vehicles that have to be taken care as they were in his name. There are credit cards that brother took out unknowing to father with large amounts that have to be taken care of, if he did not have insurance on the cards, etc. Exactly what happens in this case?