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I have been living with an elderly lady for 15 years as companion/handyman/security guard/friend. We are not married, nor related, nor intimate, - just companions and friends. I have had the use of her farm for all this time and have paid a rent and board to her for this. Had I not been with her she would have had to leave the farm and move into "Shady Pines", ( or have had to find someone else to do what I have done.) Thanks to my presence she has been able to stay in her home and will continue to do so until she passes. I fully understand that I have no legal claim to her estate and that it is her estate to do with as she pleases. But . . is there any MORAL justification in me expecting to be named in her will.?

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Thank you guys, Wise answers all. S.
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There's no such thing as a moral claim to an inheritance. An inheritance is a gift and just like we don't have moral claims to birthday gifts or Christmas gifts, we also don't have a moral claim to an inheritance.
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Solitaire, think of it this way, how many of our best friends have included us in their Wills? How many of our boss's have included us in their Wills? Bet that answer would be zero.
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Her Family Will View It As Her / Them Doing You A Favor Letting You Be There, Paying Low Rent, As I'm Sure They Will See It.
There Is A Saying, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
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