My father's Will mention that he had 3 children. In the will he said that his wife was the executor unless she was manic and then he named me as executer if that was the case. The will also stated she can distribute the will as she sees fit.
Long story short- I did see a lawyer to see if there was anything I could do to get an inheritance. My lawyer suggested me living there as executor so she couldn't take all of the estate. I called several lawyers and they said there wasn't much I can do.
My father was 75 and he had Parkinson's.
About a week after my father died she showed my husband and I all the stuff that he had in the closet and safe. He collected coins and jewelry and had my grandparents items in there also. There was a lot of valuables!
My father didn't even want his wife to have access to the closet and safe. Nobody but him had access.
My father gave me the combination of the safe years prior to his death and told me I was the only one to have it.
She gave me a few pieces of jewelry and said she'd give more later.
We received tons of my father's old clothes and shoes. Nothing of value.
Her and I had words and they weren't pleasant on either side.
About a month ago she sent my daughter some of my father's valuable pieces of jewelry. Just out of the blue which conjured old feelings again.
She married a year after my father died. I feel she took our history and any inheritance my father wanted for us to have.
She said my father didn't want us to have anything. And that comment has stuck with me for almost 2 and 1/2 years.
Wonder if I can still do something legally? If not, I really feel that she had no intention at all to share and that I suffer mentally because of it. Depression..
I need closure and just don't know how to go about it!
It costs a lot of money to contest the Will.