I am really struggling here,
so it's not surprising that you are struggling too.
I cannot think what your
sister wants from your solicitor.
For a moment, let me assume
that your sister does not at all mind giving you the £13,000 which could be the
There is a potential problem
that any money which is out of the norm given to you, either by your mother or
by your sister would be subject to being subject to care fees (if all the other
money was spent apart from your mother's last £23,000) unless you can prove
that this was a genuine debt and not a simple transfer to you, of money, to
avoid it going towards care fees.
It might be worth asking if that
is what the solicitor wants the proof for. If it is not that, and I can tell
you that there is no reason why, if your sister believes that you are owed this
money, she cannot simply let you have it.
However, your mother is
mentally capable and all your mother needs to say to your sister is "pay her
£13,000 because we owe it to her in respect of X Y and Z". Try to have someone
else in the care home present at the time who can vouch to what your mother
said to prevent any problems with the council later.
Can I help further?
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