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Inheritance fraud, theft or just legalized greed
posted at July 11, 2012 4:50 PM EDT
First: July 11, 2012
Last: July 11, 2012
|So, you have a will and trust and assuredly trustworthy siblings. Well, I had all of that and had to kiss most of my inheritance bye-bye. Goodness, how could that possibly happen!? Let's begin with me. Number one, I was too trusting and gullible. Number two, I didn't get a lawyer when my mother began to fail. My siblings had their lawyer present over a 60 page trust and a new will to my 90 plus mother who had completed just one year above elementary school. The will and the trust sounded great. Everything was to be divided evenly between the 3 children. So, just a few days after my mother's passing I was informed by my siblings that "If mother had wanted you to have any of this money she would have put your name on these accounts." After being paralyzed by shock, denial and disbelief, I consulted 4 different law firms. Outcome...you've been had!!! They assured me that it had been set up by a lawyer. Number one, only one of the smaller of 3 assets had ever been placed in the trust. Number two, my siblings made sure that their names only were added to the other 2 assets as co-owners. More later...|