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|Subject: Re: Aunt changed the will, now what? .||Date: 7/10/2001 3:19 PM|
|Author: JAFO31||Number: 3128 of 5761|
plattre: "My sister and I are wrestling with this problem.
In my uncle's 1992 will, he parceled out his assets to myself and four nieces. Each one of us would get 1/5.
In 1998, his sister (my aunt) brought him, while he was suffering the effects of Parkinison induced dementia, to his long time attorney and had the will changed. Now three of the nieces (her kids) would get 1/3. My sister and I would get $1000. The estate at that time was worth at least $400,000.
My uncle died a few months ago. Now everything is coming to light. I've got the feeling that my sister and I are up the creek without the ol' paddle.
Any ideas out there? I know we should see an attorney, but what course of action could he take??
I'm really pessimistic on this whole thing. Need some specifics."
First, my condolences on the loss of our uncle.
Second, sound suggestions from all the other posters.
Now I would like to note the suggestions of taking advantage are all coming from one side and are based upon knowledge of the contents of the 1992 will. Curious as to how this is so well known because many people do not publicly acknowledge their intended distribution.
In addition, if one had no knowledge of the 1992 will, would this distribution be perceived as that far off. Is it posssible that your aunt (the deceased's sis