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#1 *melrose*

Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:54 PM

ok long story shot. my mother and I don't talk never have and never will.
On the other hand my dad and I were very close we talked everyday on the phone.
anyway I have been thinking my dad passed away in 2011 he did tell me I am in his will for sure. so I was waiting for the will to go  through and my mother rings me up and says dad has left you this amount. so I meet up with her and she gives me such amount......shows me no paper work what so ever........now the amount she gave me was a slap in the  face there is no way my dad would of left me that!! anyway the question I want to know is there anyway I can get a copy of my dad's will without going through her???? family lawyer maybe?

all information will help.
thanks

Edited by *melrose*, 25 November 2012 - 12:01 AM.


#2 poss71

Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:00 AM

Ask the family lawyer. You are entitled to know, if you are in the Will, what you were left. Also to a copy of the Will.

I'm sorry for your loss.

#3 trishalishous

Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:05 AM

agreed, get legal advice.
my grandmother passed away 2 years ago, and the way her will was set up her children received all the money (split 5 ways), and then were to distribute it between their children (so since I only have one blood sibling we received half each of dads share). One aunty kept her 5th, and her children cant afford to fight her for it (since there are 6 of them, and only 2 want to contest it, the amount isnt enough to cover legal fees)

#4 Scoutywouty

Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:07 AM

Once a Will has been granted probate by the Supreme Court it is a public record and you can lodge a request to get a copy. Perhaps give this a try...only costs $20 and then you'll know if you need to go with the expensive option of getting lawyers involved.
Good luck!

#5 *melrose*

Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

thanks lady's, I think I will go see a lawyer asap.

I was very very close to my dad and I am sad I didn't ask him or sort  this out  before hand not its to late.
I saw no paper work she did get me to sign  a blank piece of paper to say I got this amount xx so I think I have been really ripped off.

thanks again.





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