Your mom’s death wasn’t exactly unexpected, but it still hit you hard. Then you found out that you were virtually cut out of her will. Aside from some small mementos, almost everything was left to your sibling
Is it unfair? Without a doubt. Did something underhanded go on? Possibly. If your mother always treated you and your sibling equally before, it’s understandable to question why her will doesn’t reflect that.
Sometimes an older person can become subject to what’s called “undue influence” by a family member, caregiver, neighbor or friend. That means that their free will to make decisions about the disposition of their estate was somehow subverted through coercion, manipulation, intimidation or fraud.
What are some of the signs that your sibling may have “helped” your mother’s will take its final form? Consider these:
If you suspect that your parent’s will doesn’t match their intentions, it’s important to take action quickly. If you wait too long to speak to an attorney, the opportunity to stop the assets from being dissipated can be lost.