my father lived in nc andpassed away in oct, two months prior his wife left him and moved in with another man in sc. this was his fifth wife, approximately seven years ago he switched the business and land into joint accounts so that he could get on medicaid. For over five years my father and stepmother had told me and my niece (brother is dead) that the business was ours and the house my stepmother. i live far away and came to take care of my father when he got real sick but i could not find a will. i have been told that my step is letting everything sit for a year, i have also been told that she is giving away items that was in my fathers name alone. she has totally abandoned the family and is intent on selling everything. what can i do as the only child?