Monday, September 29, 2008

Commonly asked questions

a) There was no lawyer involved. They printed the wills off of and filled in their names. I would offer a pdf copy to you all but it would be, um, a bit grotesque? An invasion of their privacy at the very least.

b) my step mother got Total Power Of Attorney from my father when he got sick. And when she got it, she transferred all the assets into HER name.

c) this is then a moral battle, not a financial one. We fight it in the name of our mother, who lived and died for this family.

I regret that my poor judgment has been the undoing of my entire family legacy. How could she ever forgive me?

So there will be no attorneys. Only carefully worded emails and I suspect, finally, a severing of all ties that leaves that vampire of a wife he married not four years ago a millionaire many times over - even while I move into my friend's parents' house who permit this our of pure charity. Something we normally associate with good Christian people. Tonight, they are celebrating Rosh Hoshanah. Say a whatever you say for them. I would be living under a bridge without their generosity.


catherine said...

Needless to say, she is beautiful. I love the pure happiness in her expression.

Avitable said...

I am glad that you have friends like that around.

P said...

I am so angry at your step-mother. I want to go down there myself and knock some sense into her, New York-styles.

You did nothing wrong! You have only been loving and loyal to your parents.

Maggie said...

How could you have any responsibility for this? Your stepmother is manipulative and greedy and cruel.. and I have no idea what your dad was thinking.

I'm so so sorry sweetie.

Annie said...

Lovely mom. I am happy you have somewhere to go, and don't have to live under that bridge :-).

Maggie May said...

I am fairly new to your blog (which I enjoy very much, by the way), so forgive me if I am speaking out of turn, but have you and your siblings considered getting an attorney and contesting this will?

I have never done this myself, so I don't know what is involved, but at the very least, most attorneys have a low cost, or even free, consultation fee, where you can at least find out if you have any options. It may be worth a thought.

Either way, I feel horrible for you.

Rick(y) said... holds up in court?