Greetings. First, I would advise that you not get involved in this situation at all. Your parents are adults and can speak with attorneys and handle their situation, or not handle it, on their own.
Yes, she can go back to court and should do so immediately and stop being passive and holding all of her negative feelings inside. She should never discuss this (or only on a limited basis) with her children either.
Yes, attorneys will go after attorney fees from the other side, but you still have to pay the attorneys first to have them do the work and get the reimbursement from your father. Good luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm
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