What is the name of your state? NJ
My 93 yr old granfather who my children and I have lived with for 4 years died sept 03. he left his estate to his 3 children-my two aunts and my mom. he left a provision in his deed for me and the girls to remain in his house and pay reasonable rent and if i desire to purchase the home for 150,000 in this two year period. my one aunt has filed a suit. she has asked for 25,000 for us to settle...we said no...then 10,000 we still said no and no 5,000 and my mom is offering her 2,000 because she can not take the stress of this messs. we have spent 7,200 in legal fees and we did not do anything wrong. our laywer said that if we went to court we had 100 chance of wining based on all the testimony we have.
my question....can i file a suit in the civil court asking for my attorney fees and other expenses to be paid by my aunt? i lost 600.00 on a graduate class i had to drop due to my kids being stressed over this. this is their home and they thought we were being thrown out. their teachers would agree with this.